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The Resource The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era, Gareth Russell

The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era, Gareth Russell

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The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era
Title
The ship of dreams
Title remainder
the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Russell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A product of Anglo-American capitalism, built by a generation that had never known trauma and was bored by its own prosperity and success, the Titanic set sail into a world that was about to change forever. Modernity was shaking the class system, the Industrial Revolution was creating new kinds of wealth, and revolutionary fervor would lead to The Great War. Exploring the infamous disaster from the perspectives of six of her first-class passengers--a British aristocrat, a celebrated maritime architect, an American railway tycoon and his son, a first-generation American philanthropist, and a silent movie star--The Ship of Dreams uses the ship's creation and her tragic fate as a window into the changing, unsettled world at the end of the Edwardian era. Utilizing previously unpublished sources, deck plans, and surviving artifacts, it disproves many of the most established myths about the Titanic, including the treatment of her third-class passengers, the conspiracies surrounding her construction, and the lives of some of her most famous passengers. As it places the Titanic in the sweep of history, The Ship of Dreams holds a wealth of riches for history lovers, encompassing the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule crisis, the American Civil War, the escalating wars between the great shipping companies, the technological inventions that changed ship design, changing political relationships across the globe; and the social nuances at play among the ship's passengers. Representing the limitless technological and financial possibilities of its time, The Titanic was also the embodiment of the the splendors and injustices of the Edwardian society, a world as doomed as the infamous ship sailing into dangerous, dark waters"--
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contains biographical information
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Russell, Gareth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.T6
LC item number
R695 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Atria non fiction original hardcover
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  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Great Britain
  • Ocean liner passengers
  • Social classes
  • Social change
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Ocean liner passengers
  • Shipwrecks
  • Social change
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
  • North Atlantic Ocean
Label
The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era, Gareth Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 as The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Lords Act -- The sash my father wore -- Southampton -- A contest of sea giants -- A safe harbour for ships -- The lucky holdup -- A decent wee man -- A kind of hieroglyphic world -- Its own appointed limits keep -- Two more boilers -- A thousand uneasy sparks of light -- Going up to see the fun -- Music in the first-class lounge -- Vox faucibus haesit -- Be British -- Over the top together -- The awful spectacle -- Grip fast -- Where's Daddy? -- Extend heartfelt sympathy to all -- The spinner of the years
Control code
on1085224668
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 423 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501176722
Lccn
2019005535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085224668
Label
The ship of dreams : the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era, Gareth Russell
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 as The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Lords Act -- The sash my father wore -- Southampton -- A contest of sea giants -- A safe harbour for ships -- The lucky holdup -- A decent wee man -- A kind of hieroglyphic world -- Its own appointed limits keep -- Two more boilers -- A thousand uneasy sparks of light -- Going up to see the fun -- Music in the first-class lounge -- Vox faucibus haesit -- Be British -- Over the top together -- The awful spectacle -- Grip fast -- Where's Daddy? -- Extend heartfelt sympathy to all -- The spinner of the years
Control code
on1085224668
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 423 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501176722
Lccn
2019005535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085224668

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