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The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World - The Sinking of the 'Titanic' and the End of the Edwardian Era

Year: 2019
Language: english
Author: Russell G.
Genre: History
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 0008263167
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 512
Description: When the ship of dreams sank, so did the Edwardian era.In this original and meticulously-researched narrative history, Gareth Russell considers the real story of the Titanic, and the seismic shift of modernity the 1910s have come to mark in the West. Had she survived her first voyage, The Titanic probably would have dated like other ocean liners. Instead, within a week of setting sail on 10th April 1912, the disaster of her sinking had turned her into one of the biggest news stories of the century.
Writing in his signature prose, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of six first-class travellers to immerse us into the Edwardian era while demonstrating how modernity shook up the class system of the age. Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; "son" of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; captain of the industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish immigrant Ida Straus; and model and movie star Dorothy Gibson.



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