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Shadow of the Titanic : The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived - Andrew Wilson

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived


Published: 1st March 2012
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In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming.

Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. Shadow of the Titanic tells the extraordinary stories of some of those who survived.

Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, in effect a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town?

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Shadow of the Titanic will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of a cross-section of passengers who escaped the sinking ship.

About the Author

Andrew Wilson is the author of Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best biography. He has written for most of Britain's national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. He lives in London.



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Very Interesting.


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      I really enjoyed it. Very sad but well written and interesting.

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      ISBN: 9781847398826
      ISBN-10: 1847398820
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 391
      Published: 1st March 2012
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.9
      Weight (kg): 0.297