How To Survive The Titanic The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay (Hardcover)
|Author: Frances Wilson|
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|A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship''s owner, in a unique work of history that raises provocative moral question about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guilt. April 14, 2012, marks the tragedy?s centennial, an event sure to generate enormous media coverage. Available for the holidays, this unique and timeless book is the perfect gift for history buffs, lovers of seafaring stories?especially the works of Joseph Conrad?and all those fascinated by this tragedy whose aftershocks are felt in our own time.|
From the Publisher:
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 ships owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In a unique work of history evocative of Joseph Conrads classic novel Lord Jim, Wilson raises provocative moral questions about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guiltquestions that revolve around Ismays loss of honor and identity as his monolithic venturea ship called The Last Word in Luxury and The Unsinkablewas swallowed by the sea and subsumed in infamy forever.
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