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How To Survive The Titanic or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

2 Ratings: 5.0
2011 nonfiction book by Frances Wilson

Award-winning historian Frances Wilson delivers a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, looking at the collision and its aftermath through the prism of the demolished life and lost honor of the ship’s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In … see full wiki

Publisher: Harper
Date Published: October 11, 2011
2 reviews about How To Survive The Titanic or The Sinking...
review by . April 24, 2012
On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic (the ship's name a shorthand for both the event and its importance) is a poignant story that unlike so many about the ship is fresh and powerful in its impact.  Wilson's biography of J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director and chairman of the White Star Line, is powerful in its simple presentation of the events and evidence that shattered Ismay's life that April night and left him alive for the rest of his 25 years.      …
review by . October 12, 2011
In the Congressional investigation that was conducted in New York City just days after the tragic sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 J. Bruce Ismay claimed that he was nothing more than a passenger on the ill-fated ship. To most observers this seemed to be a rather preposterous position to take. You see J. Bruce Ismay just happened to be chairman and managing director of the White Star Line, the owner of the Titanic. What made matters considerably worse for Mr. Ismay was his decision to save himself …
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