Titanic Lives Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Biography / Autobiography History

Titanic Lives Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew Synopsis

Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, Titanic Lives is a fresh investigation of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history. In this impeccably researched and utterly riveting social history, Richard Davenport-Hines brings to life the stories of the men who built and owned the Titanic, the crew who serviced her and the passengers of all classes who sailed on her. We are introduced to this fascinating cast of characters and follow their lives on board the ship through to the supreme dramatic climax of the disaster. Universally critically acclaimed, Titanic Lives is the must-read Titanic book of the centenary year.

Titanic Lives Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew Press Reviews

'An astonishing work, of meticulous research, which allows us to know, in painful detail, the men and women on that fateful voyage. Even now, a hundred years later, Mr Davenport-Hines finds a new, and heart-breaking, story to tell.'
Julian Fellowes

'Eloquent and absorbing... As well as being a fascinating work of social history, Titanic Lives is a remarkable study of empathy and its absence.'
Frances Wilson, Daily Telegraph

'Though it seems shameful to admit it, the one certain benefit we have derived from the tragedy is a shattering human story that is also, when told as well as Davenport-Hines tells it, utterly compelling.'
John Carey, Sunday Times

'[A] gripping study ... the author paints a richly atmospheric portrait of an age when class consciousness was at its apogee.'
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ISBN: 9780007321667
Publication date: 27/09/2012
Publisher: HarperPress an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007321643
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Publisher: HarperPress an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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ISBN: 9780007321667
Publication date: 27th September 2012
Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher: HarperPress an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,
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About Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines won the Wolfson Prize for History for his first book, 'Dudley Docker'. He is an adviser to the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' and has also written biographies of W.H.Auden and Marcel Proust. His most recent book, 'Ettie, the Intimate Life of Lady Desborough' was published in 2008. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, he reviews for the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement.

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