The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams

Author: Gareth Russell

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501176739

Category: History

Page: 448

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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 Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a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).
The Ship of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Gareth Russell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-03 - Publisher: Atria Books

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
Ship of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Brenda Hiatt
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-17 - Publisher: Brenda Hiatt

Half a century before Titanic, another famous shipwreck captured the hearts and imagination of the world. In 1857, laden with gold and adventurers fresh from the California Gold Rush, the luxury sidewheel steamer SS Central America went down in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Many were saved, many were
Ship of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Brian Lumley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The Dreamlands! Created from the dreams of men, haunt of gods and demons, the other side of Death's portal... Professor Leonard E. Dingle, lecturer on the subconscious mind of man. Deceased. David Allenby Hero, fantastic artist of the macabre and supernatural. Also deceased. Or should we simply say they have
The Ship of Sulaiman
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: O'Kane John
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Originally published 1972. The Ship of Sulaiman is an account of a Persian embassy which went to Siam in the latter part of the seventeenth century. The work is a translation of a manuscript in the British Museum, and is an account put together by a scrfibe who accompanied the
The Ship of Seven Murders
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Alannah Hopkin, Kathy Bunney
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-03 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

In 1828, the'Mary Russell' sailed into Cork Harbour from theWest Indies. Seven crewmen lay in themain saloon, brutally murdered by the captain. His trial was a sensation as survivors revealed a tale of danger and delusion. But what really happened? This gripping account unravels the bizarre tragedy and its dramatic