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How to Survive the Titanic
by Frances Wilson


Overview - Award-winning historian Frances Wilson delivers a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, looking at the collision and its aftermath through the prism of the demolished life and lost honor of the ship s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In a unique work of history evocative of Joseph Conrad s classic novel Lord Jim, Wilson raises provocative moral questions about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guilt questions that revolve around Ismay s loss of honor and identity as his monolithic venture a ship called The Last Word in Luxury and The Unsinkable was swallowed by the sea and subsumed in infamy forever."  Read more...

 
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Overview
Award-winning historian Frances Wilson delivers a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, looking at the collision and its aftermath through the prism of the demolished life and lost honor of the ship s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In a unique work of history evocative of Joseph Conrad s classic novel Lord Jim, Wilson raises provocative moral questions about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guilt questions that revolve around Ismay s loss of honor and identity as his monolithic venture a ship called The Last Word in Luxury and The Unsinkable was swallowed by the sea and subsumed in infamy forever."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062094551
  • ISBN-10: 0062094556
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 384


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