Voyagers of the Titanic - Richard Davenport-Hines

Voyagers of the Titanic

By Richard Davenport-Hines

  • Release Date: 2012-03-06
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
4
From 27 Ratings

Description

“An astonishing work.”
—Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey”

“A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.”
—Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman

It has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us a magnificent history of the people intimately connected with the infamous ship—from deal-makers and industry giants, like J.P. Morgan, who built and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and other glittering aristocrats who occupied its first class cabins; to the men and women traveling below decks hoping to find a better life in America. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the great disaster, Voyagers of the Titanic offers a fascinating, uniquely original view of one of the most momentous catastrophes of the 20th century.

Reviews

  • Timely 100th Anniversary Reading

    5
    By Fpiano
    It's amazing that there is new information on the sinking of the Titanic, but it is found in this book. Emphasis is on the passengers (and not just 1st class). The author has done everything possible to shed light on those in second and third class--if only to tell something about their lives from what they were wearing when their bodies were found. It is a nice thing for all those formerly neglected unknowns. The book also debunks often retold wrong stories and is organized very well.