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Review: A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells

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Albert and Sylvia Caldwell were one of those rare Titanic families who lived through the tragedy at sea. Their lucky rescue aboard the Lifeboat 13 is told for the first time here. But the trip was only one part of a bigger nightmare. The Caldwells has been Presbyterian missionaries in Bangkok, Siam, but fled in what they described as a desperate journey around the world to save Sylvia's health ... Read full review

Review: A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells

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A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells by Julie Hedgepeth Williams Publication Date: January 1, 2012 Genres: Historical , Nonfiction Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: ISBN10: 1588382826 ISBN13: 9781588382825 Recommend Twitter Email Print ShareThis Comment Julie Hedgepeth Williams Biography Bibliography Find a Book View all | By Author | By Genre | By Date More to Read Voyagers of the Titanic ... Read full review

Review: A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells by Julie Hedgepeth Williams Publication Date: January 1, 2012 Genres: Historical , Nonfiction Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: ISBN10: 1588382826 ISBN13: 9781588382825 Julie Hedgepeth Williams Biography Bibliography Find a Book View all | By Author | By Genre | By Date More to Read American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution by Walter ... Read full review

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April 12, 2012 will mark 100 years since the Titanic sank. Julie Williams is the great-niece of Albert Caldwell. Albert and his first wife Sylvia went to college together, accepted a mission to Siam and then married. The day they married they left for their new life. Sylvia was not recommended to go because of possible future health issues. She went anyway. The weather was very agreeable with Albert. A combination of the tropical weather and pregnancy made Sylvia very sick. After Alden was born she just couldn't seem to get her strength back. She was unable to hold her own child. Upon the recommendation of a doctor the Caldwells left Siam, headed to Europe where they ended up on the ill-fated Titanic. Albert was a very personable person. He made friends with everyone. According to Mrs. Williams it is because of this that he and his wife and child managed to survive.
Julie Williams has told a story that was passed down to her from Albert. She became so intrigued she had to find out more. A photograph started it all, and graces the cover of the book. This biography held my attention not only because of the topic, but because of the other story. Haunted by the Titanic and Hunted by the Presbyterian mission board took its toll on their marriage. This story was told in a hauntingly beautiful way. It is full of emotions and memories but doesn't dwell on the macabre. This is a book I will most definitely recommend to my friends.
 

Review: A Rare Titanic Family: How the Caldwells Survived the Sinking and Traveled the World

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For Titanic aficionados, just when you thought you had it all, along comes author Julie Hedgepeth Williams with the very personal story of her uncle and his family. Timing is everything, they say, and ... Read full review

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