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How to Survive the Titanic

Or, The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

How to Survive the Titanic

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How to Survive the Titanic

How to Survive the Titanic

Or, The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

Audio Library Digital

10/11/2011

678 minutes

9781611204278

Audio Retail Digital

10/11/2011

678 minutes

9781611204292

Audio CD

10/11/2011

9 Audio CD

678 minutes

9781611204254

Audio MP3 CD

10/11/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

678 minutes

9781611204285

Playaway

10/11/2011

678 minutes

9781611204308

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On the terrifying, chaotic night of April 14, 1912, while the Titanic was sinking, Bruce J. Ismay, the ship's owner, made a decision that would save his life - and end it. Ismay boarded a lifeboat meant for women and children, and within days became 'The Most Talked-of Man in the World.' Branded a coward, he became a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Joseph Conrad's legendary eponymous character, Lord Jim. How to Survive the Titanic interweaves numerous historical accounts and sources with insights drawn from Conrad's novels. Unlike other survivors, this pivotal figure never again spoke about the Titanic. This intriguing history offers a sympathetic yet clear eyed explanation why - important lessons all of us need to survive the tragedies and choices of our own lives.

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...a gripping study - part reportage, part biography, part literary criticism... a stimulating, very readable book...will fascinate literary and Titanic enthusiasts alike., The Telegraph

Wilson gives an absorbing account of the disaster and its cultural associations...her approach yields a rich meditation on the mere moment's hesitation that separates cowardice from courage., Publishers Weekly

[Ismay's] dramatic story comes to life...Wilson writes eloquently of this classic Icarus tale..., NPR

It is a pleasure to read a book.that offers something new on this topic. Titanic completists will certainly want this, and also.readers of biography and Edwardian-era history., Library Journal

The author demonstrates an impressive knowledge of that night to remember., Kirkus

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