Titanic The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster

Titanic  The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster

Myth? Titanic nearly had a collision as she left Southampton Myth? The richest man in the world was on board Titanic Myth? There really was an 'unsinkable Molly Brown' Myth? Captain Smith and his officers ignored ice warnings Myth?

Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752467719

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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On 15 April 2012, 100 years had passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger ship of the time and can be considered a technological throwback, yet Titanic captures the imagination like no other. This book seeks to explore the myths and the truth about Titanic and explores the legacy that has made the ship so well known. Why was she built? Who really owned her? Why was nobody ever proved negligent? How has today's transportation been made safer by Titanic? Have we really learned the right lessons? Perhaps not! Since 1912 there have been worse disasters yet none has replaced Titanic in the popular consciousness. Her legacy exists in procedures, building regulation, navigational practice, statues, poems, novels, movies and even a musical. This book explores why.
Categories: Transportation



Author: Roger Cartwright


ISBN: OCLC:903959904

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 173

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Categories: Shipwrecks

Titanic Legacy

Titanic Legacy

This is the first book to deal exclusively with the influence and meaning of what media historian Paul Heyer calls our century's first collective nightmare.

Author: Paul Heyer

Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015034506256

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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This is the first book to deal exclusively with the influence and meaning of what media historian Paul Heyer calls our century's first collective nightmare. Using contemporary as well as archival sources, he explores a series of intriguing questions: Why has the TITANIC disaster affected the way we think about ourselves and our technology? How has the media made it into a morality play of mythic dimensions? What impact has that story had on the development of 20th-century communications? This timely and compelling book pays homage to the TITANIC's fateful voyage by attempting to explain not why she struck an iceberg on a cold April night in 1912, but what is surely her greatest enigma: the hold the event still has over us. Heyer assesses the impact of the TITANIC disaster on the 20th century by exploring the relationship between the event and a variety of media from 1912 to the present. The role of the media in the disaster begins with the TITANIC's distress call. Only a partial success, it resulted in a concerted plea for more wireless regulation. Subsequent newspaper coverage called the sinking the story of the century. The mad scramble for information led to the use of every possible journalistic technique, ethical or otherwise. In his analysis, Heyer puts particular emphasis on the New York Times, which became the paper of record and achieved international prominence for its accurate and sometimes controversial reporting. As soon as press coverage subsided, the TITANIC tragedy resurfaced in literature and film. It has gone on to become one of the most enduring myths in 20th century popular culture. Heyer examines this phenomenon, and shows us how and why, following the discovery of the wreck (1985) and the Challenger disaster (1986), our obsession with the TITANIC has been greater than at any other time since 1912. This is a unique and provocative book that will appeal to readers interested in popular history, media studies, and American studies.
Categories: Transportation

The Last Night on the Titanic

The Last Night on the Titanic

“12 Famous People Who Died on Titanic—and 11 Who Survived.” Business Insider. April 14, 2018. Caine, Valerie. ... Titanic-Titanic. 2011. “Calamity Proves Worse Than Is First Reported. ... Titanic: The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster ...

Author: Veronica Hinke

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 9781621577294

Category: History

Page: 321

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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

Did They Rest in Peace

Did They Rest in Peace

On April 15, 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic carrying 2,223 passengers and crew struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and ... Bartlett, W.B.: Titanic: 9 Hours to Hell, The Survivors' Story. ... The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster.

Author: Joseph William Lewis Jr. M.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546261094

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. By what miracle can an assortment of seemingly unrelated particles come together and correctly assemble to form a human being? Amazingly, once aggregated, these atoms, molecules, and compounds manage to interact reasonably coherently during our lives but seek to return to their dusty state when death occurs. Of the billions of our species who have existed on earth over the millennia, most have quietly and inexorably returned to ashes and dust when their term of life expired. This book tracks some of the misadventures of selected corpses, including burials that went awry to body snatching, exhumations, human-relic collection, and assorted desecrations. Over the years, it seems that a remarkable number of bodies have failed to enjoy the admonition to “Rest in Peace.” Whether these aberrations in the burial process have disturbed the afterlife of the departed, everyone is dying to discover the answer.
Categories: Fiction

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Myth of the TITANIC was a lengthy treatise by Richard Howells [ 300 ] ( 1999 ) , touted as the first critical analysis ... to deal exclusively with the influence and meaning in The TITANIC Legacy : Disaster as Media Event and Myth .

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331215X

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 268

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Promoted as virtually unsinkable, the ultimate luxury liner, the largest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, taking some 1,500 people to their death. Aboard the ship were the wealthy and famous as well as hundreds of immigrants seeking a new life in America. The most dramatic marine disaster of modern times, the Titanic tragedy captured the interest and imagination of the entire world. The intensity of interest in the catastrophe has increased, particularly after discovery of the wreck off the coast of Newfoundland in the mid-1980s. The resulting literature is vast, including both scholarly and popular sources. Covering more than the published literature, the book also surveys memorabilia, artifacts, cultural icons, music, film, and exhibitions. Divided into three sections, the work opens with a historiographical survey of the literature, then includes descriptive lists of more peripheral material, and concludes with a bibliography of 674 entries. All items covered in the historiographical survey are included in the bibliography. This useful guide will appeal to researchers - both laymen and scholars - interested in the Titanic.
Categories: Shipwrecks

Understanding J Bruce Ismay

Understanding J  Bruce Ismay


Author: Clifford Ismay

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781803990712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Coward. Brute. Yellow-livered. For over 100 years, J. Bruce Ismay has been the scapegoat of the Titanic disaster. He is the villain of every film and TV drama: a fit and able-bodied man who sacrificed the lives of women and children in order to survive. Some even claim that it was his fault the Titanic sank, that he encouraged the captain to sail faster. But is this the true story? In Understanding J. Bruce Ismay, Clifford Ismay opens up the family archives to uncover the story of a quiet man savaged by over a century of tabloid press. This is a must-read for any enthusiast who wishes to form their own opinion of the Titanic’s most infamous survivor.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Myth of the Titanic

The Myth of the Titanic

Heyer, Paul, Titanic Legacy (Westport, Connecticut, 1995). Hill, Jonathan D., 'Myth and ... Larabee, Ann E., 'The American Hero and His Mechanical Bride: Gender Myths and the Titanic Disaster' in American Studies, volume 31, no.

Author: R. Howells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230510845

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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The first critical analysis of the Titanic as modern myth, this book focuses on the second of the two Titanics . The first was the physical Titanic , the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic. The second is the mythical Titanic which emerged just as its tangible predecessor slipped from view on 15 April 1912. It is the second of the two Titanics which remains the more interesting and which continues to carry cultural resonances today. The Myth of the Titanic begins with the launching of the 'unsinkable ship' and ends with the outbreak of the 'war to end all wars'. It provides an insight into the particular culture of late-Edwardian Britain and beyond this draws far greater conclusions about the complex relationship between myth, history, popular culture and society as a whole.
Categories: Social Science

The Rose Man of Sing Sing

The Rose Man of Sing Sing

Equally large is the number of myths that surround this event. In dissecting the press coverage of the disaster, one of the most useful books was Paul Heyer's Titanic Legacy: Disaster as Media Event and Myth (Westport, Conn.

Author: James McGrath Morris

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823222667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

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This biography of the early 20th-century newspaper giant who became news after killing his wife “has the pace and detail of an engrossing historical novel” (Boston Herald). As city editor of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York Evening World, Charles E. Chapin was the quintessential newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly, setting the pace for evening press journalism with blockbuster stories from the Harry K. Thaw trial to the sinking of the Titanic. At the pinnacle of his fame in 1918, Chapin was deeply depressed and facing financial ruin. He decided to kill himself and his wife Nellie. But after shooting Nellie in her sleep, he failed to take his own life. The trial made one hell of a story for the Evening World’s competitors, and Chapin was sentenced to life in Ossining, New York’s, infamous Sing Sing Prison. In The Rose Man of Sing Sing, James McGrath Morris tracks Chapin’s journey from Chicago street reporter to celebrity New York powerbroker to infamous murderer. But Chapin’s story is not without redemption: in prison, he started a newspaper fighting for prisoner rights, wrote a best-selling autobiography, had two long-distance love affairs, and transformed barren prison plots into world-famous rose gardens. The first biography of one of the founding figures of modern American journalism, and a vibrant chronicle of the cutthroat culture of scoops and scandals, The Rose Man of Sing Sing is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful and passionate.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces

A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces

Just as there are numerous histories of the sinking, so too the manifold “myths” are well covered. ... The fate of the wreck is discussed in great detail by Charles Pellegrino, Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy (New York: John Wiley, ...

Author: Scott A. Lukas

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365318146

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 595

"Themed spaces have, at their foundation, an overarching narrative, symbolic complex, or story that drives the overall context of their spaces. Theming, in some very unique ways, has expanded beyond previous stereotypes and oversimplifications of culture and place to now consider new and often controversial topics, themes, and storylines."--Publisher's website.
Categories: Education