Titanic: Women and Children First

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - Transportation - 224 pages
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Presented here are personal interviews with survivors and their relatives, and biographies of the women and children as well as the male passengers and crew with whom they had contact. The passengers' own voices are recorded in diaries, letters, and newspaper stories. Each passenger section (first class, second class, and third class) is introduced with a brief overview on the conventions of society at the turn of the twentieth century, when survival in life, as on this doomed ship, depended too often on social class.

Also assembled here are fascinating color photographs of recently recovered artifacts, linked to their owners wherever possible, as well as period postcards, advertisements, and pictures. This book contains the most up-to-date passenger list yet published; a chart of the women and children who perished or were saved presented by class; and a comprehensive index which make this not just a moving chronicle of a uniquely painful event but also an invaluable resource.
  

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User Review  - jess b - Goodreads

What I was looking for from this book were some solid historical facts on the lives and lifestyles of women aboard the Titanic, and this book definitely offered that (as well as lots of information ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brittney - Goodreads

This was a very interesting book. There was a fair amount of supposition that was mildly distracting. I found myself going back and rereading just to determine fact from fiction. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by John P Eaton 8 Dorothy Gibson and her mother
56
FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY Eloise Hughes Smith
66
Bess Daniels Allison her children Edith L Rosenbaum Russell
74
Madeleine Force Astor 22
85
Ida Hippach and her daughter Jean 26
91
Helene Baxter her daughter Mary Marion Wright Kate Buss
99
Edwina Troutt
103
Charlotte Collyer and her daughter
117
Kate Phillips
132
Amy Stanley
145
APPENDICES
195
A cknowledgements
217
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Judith B. Geller is married to the recently retired president of RMS Titanic Inc., the public company with salvage rights to the wreck. She was director of merchandising for the RMS Titanic's hugely successful Titanic exhibition. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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