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Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage

Author : Hugh Brewster
ISBN : 9780307984715
Genre : History
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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The Titanic has often been called "An exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim; President Taft's closest aide, Major Archibald Butt; writer Helen Churchill Candee; the artist Frank Millet; movie actress Dorothy Gibson; the celebrated couturiere Lady Duff Gordon; aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes; and a host of other travelers. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage

Author : Hugh Brewster
ISBN : LCCN:2011037159
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The Titanic has been called "an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era," but that unique facet of her story has never been explored. Now historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner's most fascinating people with a haunting account of her fateful maiden crossing. Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors od the ship's elegant, private suites to evoke the characters, culture, politics, arts, and sexual mores of a world both distant from and near to our own.

Rms Titanic

Author : Hugh Brewster
ISBN : 1443405310
Genre : History
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RMS Titanic takes us behind the panelled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers, including many prominent Canadians. Canadian historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic end, with the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Among the many Canadians onboard were Harry Markland Molson, Lady Duff-Gordon, Charles Hays and Arthur Peuchen. With them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, what would we have done?

Rms Titanic

Author : Hugh Brewster
ISBN : 9781443405324
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RMS Titanic takes us behind the panelled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers, including many prominent Canadians. Canadian historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic end, with the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Among the many Canadians onboard were Harry Markland Molson, Lady Duff-Gordon, Charles Hays and Arthur Peuchen. With them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, what would we have done?

The Strongest Men On Earth

Author : Graeme Kent
ISBN : 9781849544894
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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They claimed to be the mightiest men in the world. For twenty-five years, before the outbreak of the First World War, professional strongmen were the pop idols of their day. Performing apparently incredible feats of strength, they strutted across stages and topped the bills everywhere, earning thousands of pounds a week. Fans included royalty, heads of state, politicians and leading figures in the literary and artistic worlds, as well as hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and women, all revelling in the antics of these larger-than-life characters. Seeking to outdo each other in death-defying deeds, the strongmen's performances were thrilling and dangerous: lifting elephants, horses, pianos and their players; breaking chains with their biceps; supporting thirty men on a plank suspended on their shoulders. Some strongmen succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Eugen Sandow, a great self-publicist, was appointed physical culture adviser to King George V. His great rival, the bombastic Charles Sampson, toured the world with his blatant cheating and rigged strongman displays until one day the elephant he claimed to be lifting remained suspended in mid-air. Georg Hackenschmidt, the Russian Lion, was so popular that Theodore Roosevelt himself declared wistfully that he would rather be 'Hack' than President of the USA. In The Strongest Men on Earth, Graeme Kent vividly brings to life the world of strongmen (and women), and shares the stories that defined a sporting and show-business era.

The Bully Pulpit

Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN : 9780141972893
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed multi-million copy bestseller Team of Rivals, filmed by Spielberg as Lincoln, turns to the birth of America's Progressive Era - that heady, optimistic time when the 20th Century is fresh. Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees. The story is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft (1909-1913). The decades-long intimacy strengthens both men as they reform America, breaking up monopolies, protecting the rights of labour, banning unsafe drugs and closing sweatshops. Also at the heart of the story are the original 'muckrakers' - a brilliant group of investigative journalists at the celebrated magazine McClure's. They publish popular exposes of fraudulent railroads and millionaire senators, aiding Roosevelt in his quest for change and fairness. As Roosevelt, Taft and the muckrakers confront corruption and expose exploitation, America is reborn.

One Hundred And Sixty Minutes

Author : William Hazelgrove
ISBN : 9781633886988
Genre : History
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One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately sent messages back and forth across the dark frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission. More than twenty-eight ships would be involved in the rescue of Titanic survivors along with four different countries. At the heart of the rescue are two young Marconi operators, Jack Phillips 25 and Harold Bride 22, tapping furiously and sending electromagnetic waves into the black night as the room they sat in slanted toward the icy depths and not stopping until the bone numbing water was around their ankles. Then they plunged into the water after coordinating the largest rescue operation the maritime world had ever seen and thereby saving 710 people by their efforts. The race to save the largest ship in the world from certain death would reveal both heroes and villains. It would begin at 11:40 PM on April 14, when the iceberg was struck and would end at 2:20 AM April 15, when her lights blinked out and left 1500 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Although the race to save Titanic survivors would stretch on beyond this, most people in the water would die, but the amazing thing is that of the 2229 people, 710 did not and this was the success of the Titanic rescue effort. We see the Titanic as a great tragedy but a third of the people were rescued and the only reason every man, woman, and child did not succumb to the cold depths is due to Jack Phillips and Harold McBride in an insulated telegraph room known as the Silent Room. These two men tapping out CQD and SOS distress codes while the ship took on water at the rate of 400 tons per minute from a three-hundred-foot gash would inaugurate the most extensive rescue operation in maritime history using the cutting-edge technology of the time, wireless.

The Ship Of Dreams

Author : Gareth Russell
ISBN : 9781501176739
Genre : History
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This original and “meticulously researched retelling of history’s most infamous voyage” (Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author) uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Western world. “While there are many Titanic books, this is one readers will consider a favorite” (Voyage). In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this is “a beautiful requiem” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “readers get the story of this particular floating Tower of Babel in riveting detail, and with all the wider context they could want” (Christian Science Monitor).

Titanic 1912 The Symbiont Time Travel Adventures Series Book 5

Author : T.L.B. Wood
ISBN : 9781947833463
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"The author improves with each novel she writes." - Holly, eBook Discovery reviewer A chance encounter...a whispered confession overheard... A time traveler shares the startling words spoken by an old man murmuring broken memories from a bygone era. Could the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 have been the result of a deliberate act of sabotage rather than a chance collision with an iceberg in the middle of the cold Atlantic Ocean? Peter and Elani, novice travelers, are eager to take on the assignment to discover the truth behind the legendary ship’s demise. Petra and Kipp, their mentors, must accompany the two youngsters and assure they conduct their investigations per the symbiont code of behavior with no disruption to the timeline of history. In their guise of human siblings accompanied by their loyal canine companions, the four symbionts must travel back in time incognito and become passengers –as well as investigators – on the doomed ship. They face a race against time and history in order to discover the truth before the Titanic completes her fateful voyage to the ocean’s floor. "I love the relationship between Petra and Kipp." - VM, verified reviewer THE SYMBIONT TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURES, 1. The Symbiont 2. Tombstone, 1881 3. Whitechapel, 1888 4.The Great Locomotive Chase, 1862 5. Titanic, 1912 6. A Conspiracy to Murder, 1865

Inspired

Author : Maria Bukhonina
ISBN : 9781938450822
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world's most famous works of art, literature, music and film, complete with historical images. What real-life hero inspired the literary adventures of the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers? How many women paid a steep price for being Picasso's muse? Why did author Conan Doyle dream of murdering his biggest creation, Sherlock Holmes? What force drove George Lucas to create Star Wars? Full of tragedy and humor, the 20 stories included in this book explore the lesser-known facts about the world's most Inspired! lives, from Mata Hari to Salvador Dali, from Bonnie and Clyde to Andy Warhol. Inspired! is an easy-to-read, entertaining book for everyone interested in art, history, film and extraordinary human stories.

Lifeboat

Author : Maggie Craddock
ISBN : 9781608686858
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today’s hardworking professionals are navigating sudden waves of financial stress, management shakeups, and downsizing. Using the experiences of Titanic survivors as a powerful metaphor, executive coach Maggie Craddock offers lessons for a transformative approach to our professional lives, one that recognizes that “every man for himself” doesn’t work long-term. Lifeboat is organized as a series of key questions we all need to ask ourselves when facing unexpected career disruption or difficult changes at our existing jobs. These questions help readers clarify their authentic priorities, assess the group energy that guides a particular workplace, and identify the type of job that will help them reach their true potential.

Mineral Rites

Author : Bob Johnson
ISBN : 9781421427560
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An audacious revision to the history of modernity, Mineral Rites shows how fossil fuels operate at the level of infrapolitics and how they permeate life as second nature.

Life Downton Abbey

Author : Editors of LIFE
ISBN : 9781618934505
Genre : Performing Arts
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LIFE goes upstairs, downstairs, and into every fascinating historical nook and cranny of America’s favorite British TV mansion—and Highclere Castle, the storied 17th century stately home where the series is filmed. Magnificent photography and gripping stories make this a must-have read for the show’s millions of fans.

Find out more about: * The illegitimate daughter of a Rothschild whose marriage to the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon kept Highclere in the family. * Highclere’s connection to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the sudden death of an Earl, and the first rumors of a famous curse. * World War I, as it was depicted in Downton Abbey—and as it really unfolded on the home front.

A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan

Author : C.S. Fairfax
ISBN : 9781387592760
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Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!

American Myths Legends And Tall Tales An Encyclopedia Of American Folklore 3 Volumes

Author : Christopher R. Fee
ISBN : 9781610695688
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Bar Harbor Babylon

Author : Dan Landrigan
ISBN : 9781608939022
Genre : History
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Mount Desert Island has attracted scoundrels and scandals for more than 100 years. Steady as the tide, every summer brings a rush of summer residents from eastern cities to the island and nothing thrilled them so much as a good scandal. In its heyday, Mount Desert was a wild oasis where the summercators could carry on in comparative privacy. Today, unfortunately, unlike Las Vegas, what happened on Mount Desert doesn’t always stay on Mount Desert. The scandals that were the talk of the picnics and outings that filled the summer visitors' days are brought back to life in Bar Harbor Babylon. Murderers, thieves, cheaters and scammers have all made their mark on the tiny towns of Mount Desert. This book will take the reader on a tour of the misadventures and misfortunes that punctuate the island's wealthy and privileged past.

The Last Night On The Titanic

Author : Veronica Hinke
ISBN : 9781621577690
Genre : History
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“Veronica Hinke has taken a story that we all know so well and interwoven delicious recipes that are historic and old, but classic and worthy of any modern-day table. She has unearthed a vibrant culinary subtext that often left me breathless and dreamy-eyed. She skillfully captures the magical avor of a fascinating era in our history. Two spatulas raised in adulation.” — CHEF ART SMITH, James Beard award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey April 14, 1912. It was an unforgettable night. In the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and de´cor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance. Veronica Hinke’s painstaking research and deft touch bring the Titanic’s tragic but eternally glamorous maiden voyage back to life. In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, The Last Night on the Titanic offers tried-and-true recipes, newly invented styles, and classic cocktails to reproduce a glittering world of sophistication at sea. Readers will experience: Recipes for Oysters a` la Russe, Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vents, and dozens of other scrumptious dishes for readers to recreate in their own kitchens A rare printed menu from the last first class dinner on the Titanic Drink recipes from John Jacob Astor IV’s luxury hotels, including the original Martini The true story of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” An extraordinary eyewitness testimony to Captain Edward Smith’s final moments Intimate and captivating stories about select passengers—from millionaires to third class passengers

The Second Mrs Astor

Author : Shana Abe
ISBN : 9781496732057
Genre : Fiction
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"Abé is an exquisite storyteller. Rich in detail and deeply moving." —Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue "One of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. A gorgeous, phenomenal novel I won’t soon forget.” —Ellen Marie Wiseman New York Times bestselling Author of The Orphan Collector Perfect for fans of Jennifer Chiaverini and Marie Benedict, this riveting novel takes you inside the scandalous courtship and catastrophic honeymoon aboard the Titanic of the most famous couple of their time—John Jacob Astor and Madeleine Force. Told in rich detail, this novel of sweeping historical fiction will stay with readers long after turning the last page. Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York’s most formidable socialite. Jack is dashing and industrious—a hero of the Spanish-American war, an inventor, and a canny businessman. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference, and the scandal of Jack’s recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love—and becomes the press’s favorite target. On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time—and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he’ll see her soon in New York… Four months later, at the Astors’ Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine’s most important decision still lies ahead: whether to accept the role assigned to her, or carve out her own remarkable path… “A touching, compelling, and haunting love story that will delight fans of historical fiction and enthrall those of us for whom the Titanic will always fascinate.” —Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of When We Were Young and Brave “An engaging novel told with both heartbreaking care and vivid detail. The Second Mrs. Astor is historical fiction at its gripping and irresistible best.” —Patti Callahan , New York Times bestselling author of Surviving Savannah and Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Disasters And Tragic Events An Encyclopedia Of Catastrophes In American History 2 Volumes

Author : Mitchell Newton-Matza
ISBN : 9781610691666
Genre : History
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

The Little Mermaid S Voice

Author : Shonna Slayton
ISBN : 9781947736115
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Would you trade your world for a soul? Ever since the fateful day when the little mermaid risked everything for a human soul, merpeople have been under lockdown—absolutely no surfacing. Sea princess Mairin bristles under the restriction and blames humans for her confinement. But when the kingdom comes under attack, the merqueen surprises Mairin by sending her to watch over a human they’ve secretly been protecting, the descendant of the little mermaid’s prince. Feeling betrayed by her family, Mairin is all too ready to listen to the sea witch’s offer to redeem the little mermaid’s mistake and free her people. Using the sea-witch’s potion to gain legs and follow the human male aboard the Titanic, Mairin sets out to complete the circle of unrequited love. If she can make the descendant fall in love with her, she will win back the freedom of her people. But as she gets to know the humans, her heart changes toward them. Mairin realizes she has made a bigger mistake than the little mermaid ever did. Can she save the humans and her kingdom? Based on the original telling of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen What is the reading order? The Cinderella books go together, but the other Fairy-tale Inheritance Series books can be read in any order as stand-alone novels. If you'd like a reading order, you can follow this one: · Cinderella's Dress · Cinderella's Shoes · Cinderella's Legacy (prequel novella) · Snow White's Mirror · Beauty's Rose · Sleeping Beauty's Spindle · The Little Mermaid's Voice

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