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Gilded Lives Fatal VoyageOf their lives their loves their losses their passions and their personality while eventually learning of their actions during the voyage and the impact passions and their personality while eventually learning of their actions during the voyage and the impact their life or death had on their world Some readers may notice that Brewster sometimes has to rely on speculation such as remarking that perhaps Lucille Duff Gordon wore a certain dress on a particular evening Most of his speculations are based on research in the previous example Brewster is referring to a dress which was included in Lucille s Cargo Inventory And In inventory and in opinion are simply a necessity of writing about what is ltimately a human storyBrewster s writing is always engaging always clear and a pleasure to read There are black and white photos related to the narrative included throughout the book including some ncommon photos of the passengers and first class rooms Included in the postscript of the book is a concise guide to the passengers mentioned in the book with basic information about their lives whether or not they survived the sinking and when applicable their fate after the Titanic disasterI highly recommended Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage to anyone who has an interest in the Titanic whether they are picking p their very first books about the incident or have been studying the ship for years It is definitely a worthy addition to the long list of Titanic studies and I would say it s one of the most interesting and important newer Titanic books to come out in recent years would say it s one of the most interesting and important newer Titanic books to come out in recent years would also recommend this to anyone with an interest in the end of the Edwardian age especially early 20th century American politics Edwardian fashion and social history There are many books on the Titanic and I have read many of them and many of them repeat what is already commonly known This book is a little bolder and a little different Many books have tried to present the stories of lesser known passengers from lower classes or crewmembers this book pulls no punches in saying it will focus mostly on the wealthy passengers and it does that and to good effect It tells the stories of some of the wealthiest and most powerful passengers laying bare how they behaved Some of the names you will kn I appreciated the author s attempt to focus on one social level traveling aboard the Titanic but he seemed to have little idea of what to do with the story beyond the initial concept I picked p Lives hoping to learn reams of details about Edwardian food fashion par. Raits of her most notable passengers  The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before    Th. Very interesting book I knew most of the material from other sources except for the details about the first class passengers I know most had privileged lives but I can nderstand why the author concentrated on them especially since material "Could Be Found As Opposed To Those "be found as opposed to those the third classAs tragic as the sinking of the TITANIC was it palls in comparison to the tremendous losses of the 1914 1918 war Still I m sure

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are many who know about the great ship as a result of movies and books than the Great War A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher La muralla verde upon my reuestIt has been almost 100 years since the Titanic s ill fated maiden voyage that took the lives of over 1500 people Since that fateful night the story of the Titanic has been told again and again and again through books and film and even a successful Broadway musical Theestion on many people s minds as the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms is Do we really need books about TitanicGilded Lives Fatal Voyage The Titanic s First Class Passengers and Their World by Hugh Brewster answers this estion with a resounding yes Although hundreds of studies have been published on the Titanic disaster Hugh Brewster s newest book is not a rehashing of the same old Titanic story that we have heard time and time again In many books the story of The Titanic Is The Titanic is the of the ship itself how big she was how many people were aboard her how she struck the iceberg and ltimately how she sank Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage avoids making the Titanic center stage and instead thrusts the reader into the world of the most famous and noteworthy of Titanic s passengers The story of the Titanic presented here is not a cold tally of the dead or a countdown of her lifeboats but a human story about real people who lived and died and made human decisions that night allowing the reader to place ourselves on that sloping deck and ask What would we do It s clear from the outset that Brewster has done his research not only on the Titanic he has published previous works about the ship but on the world of its first class passengers and most remarkably their personal lives After all it is one thing to read about the disaster and see an offhand remark about Lucile Duff Gordan a popular designer or Frank Millet a popular artist and writer who survived and did not survive the disaster respectively It is Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller uite another to be presented a history. Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage takess behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling memorable port. ,
Ties and travel I wanted to lose myself in a book that would make me feel like a privileged passenger on the TitanicUnfortunately I finished the book without any new Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. understanding of whatpper class passengers talked about on their journeys the etiuette and dress involved It all proceeded as most Titanic stories do take a range of characters give short intros to their lives before the disaster and then keep their stories running as the clock ticks down to the inevitable sinking I felt that Brewster missed a golden opportunity to examine the last moments of a legendary means of travel and a time that was about to disappear with the first guns firing in World War OneI was particularly confused by his odd digressions speculating on passengers sexual orientation I think Brewster was trying to make the point about how much moral values have changed in the time since the sinking but that point Children of the New World ultimately had little to do with the sinking or Edwardian society and endedp diluting the power and interest of the book "S Main FocusWhile I Enjoyed "main focusWhile I enjoyed The Oswald Reflection uick read I remainnsure of who would be interested in reading Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage The dedicated Titanic fan will already be familiar with the scandal of John Jacob Astor s marriage the devotion of the Strauss couple and the dignity of Captain Smith s marriage the devotion of the Strauss couple and the dignity of Captain Smith Abbey types looking for glamour and scandal will not find much to chew on here and very little detailThere are a limited number of people and angles you take on the Titanic tragedy and given the depth of media coverage any author would be hard pressed to come The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard up with something new I respect the fact that Brewster was already working from a disadvantage but this book could have been so much If you re interested the author s fluid writing style makes this the kind of book you can pickp one day devote minimal amounts of time and attention and have it easily finished a few days later In February of 1912 twenty four year old Alice Fortune had her palms read while vacationing in Egypt with her family While gazing at her palms the fortune teller proclaimed You are in danger every time you travel on the sea for I see you adrift on the ocean on an open boat You will lose everything but your life You will be saved but others will be lost Two months later Alice her two sisters and mother would live to tell the story of that fateful night but her father and brother would not survive the icy waters of the E Titanic has often been called “an exuisite microcosm of the Edwardian era” but Quantum (Captain Chase until now her story has not been presented as such In.