Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage

Gilded Lives  Fatal Voyage

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.

Author: Hugh Brewster

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307984715

Category: History

Page: 352

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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?”
Categories: History

Lifeboat

Lifeboat

29 some of the more prominent travelers were also given extra staterooms: Hugh Brewster, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World (New York: Crown, 2012). p. 29 one female passenger from first ...

Author: Maggie Craddock

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

692 “In my own grief. . . close more-than-friend”: Marian Thayer to WHT, April 21, 1912, in Hugh Brewster, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World (New York: Crown, 2012), pp. 309–10.

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547860

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 910

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Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Mineral Rites

Mineral Rites

The Stars Down to Earth. New York: Routledge, 2002. Allen, Barbara L. Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes. ... Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World.

Author: Bob Johnson

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

One Hundred and Sixty Minutes

One Hundred and Sixty Minutes

The Race to Save the RMS Titanic William Hazelgrove. Bibliography. “Aid Reaches Titanic Passengers Taken Off.” Brooklyn Daily Times, April 15, 1912. ... Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World.

Author: William Hazelgrove

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633886988

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: History

Disasters and Tragic Events An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History 2 volumes

Disasters and Tragic Events  An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History  2 volumes

On April 19, Margaret Brown set up Titanic Survivors Committee in her RitzCarlton suite as the senate inquiry commenced at the Waldorf-Astoria. ... Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World.

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691666

Category: History

Page: 789

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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
Categories: History

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes

In 1932, her colorful and productive career came to an end when she died at the age of 65 from a brain tumor. The “Unsinkable Molly” Brown, ... Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World.

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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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
Categories: Social Science

The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams

lishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1964), pp. vii–viii, ... 88–89; Hugh Brewster, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The “Titanic'sFirst-Class Passengers and Their World (New York: ...

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).
Categories: History

The Last Night on the Titanic

The Last Night on the Titanic

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World. Crown Publishers. 2012. Brion, Raphael. “The Tip Toe Inn: No Chance of Running into Anyone.” Eater. New York, NY. September 20, 2010.

Author: Veronica Hinke

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 9781621577294

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: History

Bar Harbor Babylon

Bar Harbor Babylon

... Who Wanted to Be Alone Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World by High Brewster Titanic: Women and Children First by Judith B. Geller Canton Daily News (Newspaper) New York Times (Newspaper) ...

Author: Dan Landrigan

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608939022

Category: History

Page: 232

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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.
Categories: History