Titanic: A Night Remembered

Titanic A Night Remembered In a night of unforgettable tragedy the Titanic the world s largest liner on its maiden voyage struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic at p m on April and sank at a m the followi

  • Title: Titanic: A Night Remembered
  • Author: Stephanie Barczewski
  • ISBN: 9781852855000
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a night of unforgettable tragedy, the Titanic, the world s largest liner on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11.40 p.m on 14 April 1912 and sank at 2.20 a.m the following morning Over 1500 people died Whose fault it was, and how the passengers and crew reacted, has been a subject of dispute ever since the first news of the disaster brokeIn a night of unforgettable tragedy, the Titanic, the world s largest liner on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11.40 p.m on 14 April 1912 and sank at 2.20 a.m the following morning Over 1500 people died Whose fault it was, and how the passengers and crew reacted, has been a subject of dispute ever since the first news of the disaster broke Titanic A Night Remembered, as well the story of the ship and its only voyage, is an account of ten of those who died among them Titanic s captain Edward Smith and builder Thomas Andrews, John Jacob Astor, the richest man on board, and the bandmaster, Wallace Hartley, who played as the ship sank Stephanie Barczewski traces their lives and careers and what brought all of them together on that fatal night Many of those who died were treated as heroes in contrast to men such as J Bruce Ismay and Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon, who used their influence to get places in lifeboats How these men and women were remembered in both Britain and America says much about contemporary values of manhood, heroism, chivalry and national pride Titanic A Night Remembered also sets the Titanic in the context of three ports Belfast, where it was built Southampton, which lost 600 citizens as members of its crew and Queenstown in Ireland, its last port of call.

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    1. The book and the movie itself were both very good it felt like i was right back watching the movie when i was reading the book it was pretty good

    2. I am apparently not as good at as I thought and could not be bothered to go about putting photos in my review. However, I have photos from my visit to Ireland in 2010 and specifically of Cobh (or Queenstown as it was known in 1912) where Titanic last dropped anchor in my review on my book blog, take a look here ----> allthebookblognamesaretaken.bl++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Actual Review:I don't even know where to begin with this book and I am not sure how it has received such high rat [...]

    3. Loved it! It was really refreshing to read a more scholarly account of the Titanic. Barczewski covers a lot of historiographical shifts in the writings on Titanic. The second half of the book has chapters that are more like case studies. She looks at the changing personifications of the important figures in the disaster (the heroes versus the villains). Rather interestingly, she also studies the varied influence Titanic has had on the cities of Belfast, Cobh, and Southampton. I thought that was [...]

    4. I am in love with this book. I chose it as my non-fiction self-selected reading because I have been obsessed with the story of the Titanic since I was a young girl. This book is essentially a review of the story of the Titanic, some of its traditions, and then it focuses on the biographies of the some of the most important people on the ship and their biographies. The novel also categories the people by if they were a hero or villain, if they were apart of the band, or if they were just signific [...]

    5. I think there is something really fascinating about the Titanic for kids, I remember having a unit on the Titanic and it was really cool (we even got to visit the Science Center for the Titanic exhibit. The Titanic has so many lessons to be learned, from the culture and society of the early 1900s as well as engineering and the science behind its tragic end.

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