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Titanic Lives: Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew (Paperback)

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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.

On the night of 14 April 1912, midway through her maiden voyage, the seemingly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg, sustaining a 300-feet gash as six compartments were wrenched open to the Atlantic Ocean. In little over two hours, the palatial liner nose-dived to the bottom of the sea. More than 1,500 people perished in the freezing waters. But who were they?

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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007321667
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A masterpiece of narrative history' Mail on Sunday

`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. As such it will stay afloat long after the armada of other Titanic books have gone down' Frances Wilson, Daily Telegraph

`Richard Davenport-Hines's immaculately researched history brings an extraordinary cavalcade of characters to vivid life' Sunday Telegraph

`Fascinating social history' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

`By far the most gripping book on the subject...he manages to maintain an extraordinary forward momentum, yet at the same time rescue from the deep, the biographies of hundreds of people...Davenport-Hines's sense of what to reveal when is perfectly tuned' Rose Tremain, Guardian

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