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When the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank into the frigid waters of the Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April 1912, just 705 people--mostly first-class passengers--survived. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster, Andrew Wilson's book examines the sometimes tortured lives of those who were rescued. Among them are Annie Robinson, a crew member who committed suicide two years after the disaster by jumping off the deck of another ship, and Helen Bishop, a passenger, who survived a serious car crash soon after her rescue, only to trip on a rug and suffer a fatal injury in 1916. The book will provide a wealth of little-known information for the countless people still fascinated by the Titanic, even after a century.
A 100th anniversary tribute offers insight into how the tragedy affected its survivors, drawing on archival research and interviews with family members to explore how some propelled themselves to fame while others were devastated by survivor guilt. By the Edgar Allan Poe Award-wining author of
Beautiful Shadow . 60,000 first printing.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Transportation
Sub-Genre: Ships + Shipbuilding / History, Social History, Historical
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-0166