[Reading] ➭ Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage ➵ Hugh Brewster – Higo2cam.info

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage Takes Us Behind The Paneled Doors Of The Titanic S Elegant Private Suites To Present Compelling, Memorable Portraits Of Her Most Notable Passengers The Intimate Atmosphere Onboard History S Most Famous Ship Is Recreated As Never Before The Titanic Has Often Been Called An Exquisite Microcosm Of The Edwardian Era, But Until Now, Her Story Has Not Been Presented As Such In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, Historian Hugh Brewster Seamlessly Interweaves Personal Narratives Of The Lost Liner S Most Fascinating People With A Haunting Account Of The Fateful Maiden Crossing Employing Scrupulous Research And Featuring 100 Rarely Seen Photographs, He Accurately Depicts The Ship S Brief Life And Tragic Denouement, Presenting The Very Latest Thinking On Everything From When And How The Lifeboats Were Loaded To The Last Tune Played By The Orchestra Yet Here Too Is A Convincing Evocation Of The Table Talk At The Famous Widener Dinner Party Held In The Ritz Restaurant On The Last Night And Here We Also Experience The Rustle Of Elegant Undergarments As First Class Ladies Proceed Down The Grand Staircase In Their Soign Evening Gowns, Some Of Them Designed By Lady Duff Gordon, The Celebrated Couteri Re, Who Was Also On Board Another Well Known Passenger Was The Artist Frank Millet, Who Led An Astonishing Life That Seemed To Encapsulate America S Gilded Age From Serving As A Drummer Boy In The Civil War To Being The Man Who Made Chicago S White City White For The 1893 World Exposition His Traveling Companion Major Archibald Butt Was President Taft S Closest Aide And Was Returning Home For A Grueling Fall Election Campaign That His Boss Was Expected To Lose Today, Both Of These Once Famous Men Are Almost Forgotten, But Their Ship Mate Margaret Tobin Brown Lives On As The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Name That She Was Never Called During Her Lifetime Millionaires John Jacob Astor And Benjamin Guggenheim, Writer Helen Churchill Candee, Movie Actress Dorothy Gibson, Aristocrat Noelle, The Countess Of Rothes, And A Host Of Other Travelers On This Fateful Crossing Are Also Vividly Brought To Life Within These Pages Through Them, We Gain Insight Into The Arts, Politics, Culture, And Sexual S Of A World Both Distant And Near To Our Own And With Them, We Gather On The Titanic S Sloping Deck On That Cold, Starlit Night And Observe Their All Too Human Reactions As The Disaster Unfolds More Than Ever, We Ask Ourselves, What Would We Have Done What a smashing read You might think the topic of The Titanic has been overdone I did before reading this book But I love books like this that are impeccably researched down to all the intimate, juicy, fascinating details I have a special soft spot for authors who painstakingly research the beejuzzus out of an historic A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher upon my request It has been almost 100 years since the Titanic s ill fated maiden voyage that took the lives of over 1,500 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 The question on many people s minds as the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms is Do we really need m A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher upon my request It has been almost 100 years since the Titanic s ill fated maiden voyage that took the lives of over 1,500 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 The question on many people s minds as the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms is Do we really needbooks about Titanic Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage The Titanic s First Class Passengers and Their World by Hugh Brewster answers this question 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 Author Hugh Brewster met Dr Robert Ballard in 1984 when Mr Brewster was the Editorial Director and Publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto He began working with Ballard to produce the international bestseller The Discovery of the Titanic and subsequently oversaw the creation of Titanic An Illustrated History which inspired James Cameron s epic movie While working on these books and others about the Titanic, he became acquainted with the many dedicated, knowledgeable Titanic historians a Author Hugh Brewster met Dr Robert Ballard in 1984 when Mr Brewster was the Editorial Director and Publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto He began working with Ballard to produce the international bestseller The Discovery of the Titanic and subsequently oversaw the creation of Titanic An Illustrated History which inspired James Cameron s epic movie While working on these books and others about the Titanic, he became acquainted with the many dedicated, knowledgeable Titanic historians and researchers After twenty five years, Brewster decided to write Gilded Lives Fatal Voyage.Drawing on the information, suggestions, and photos provided by experts, as well as letters and diaries of the passengers, this meticulously researched and documented book gives the reader a fascinating close up view of the lives, thoughts, relationships, culture, and last days of the first class passengers who sailed on the ill fated Titanic The decor and accommodations of the Tita There are hundreds of books about the Titanic disaster but this one touches on the personal lives of the rich, famous, and not so famous first class passengers on the ill fated liner It is a different approach from most of the Titanic books I have read and it makes for fascinating reading.The author has done an amazing amount of research and never attempts to insert fiction into the actions of the passengers.instead he uses terms such as it may have then happened that Mrs Astor left the ro There are hundreds of books about the Titanic disaster but this one touc 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 up Lives hoping to learn reams of details about Edwardian food, fashion, parties and travel I wanted to lose myself in a book that would make me feel like a privileged passenger on the Titanic.Unfortunately, I finished the book without any new understanding of what upper class passengers talked about on t 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 up Lives hoping to learn reams of details about Edwardian food, fashion, parties and travel I wanted to lose myself in a book that would make me feel like a privileged passenger on t It has been a long time since I have read a Titanic book, but even so I think this one is a little different than the ones I remember reading One can tell a great amount of research has gone into this very readable and informative book, centering on the many of the people on board the Titanic and their backs stori I question why I read things like this since I find them upsetting and know going into them, I will find it upsetting This is the stuff from which my nightmares are made I have suffered all my life from intense nightmares but they are never about vampires, zombies, ghosts, the supernatural in general I love reading the horror genre and watching horror movies and never have nightmares based on any of that Mine are always rooted in reality of some horrible sort I wouldn t be surprised if my n I question why I read things like this since I find them upsetting and know going into them, I will find it upsetting This is the stuff from which my nightmares are made I have suffered all my life from intense nightmares but they are never about vampires, zombies, ghosts, the supernatural in general I love reading the horror genre and watching horror movies and never have nightmares based on any of that Mine are always rooted in reality of some horrible sort I wouldn t be surprised if my nightmares in the next few days are based on ships, icebergs, the ocean, drowning I think I am h 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 n 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 North Atlantic.This and hundreds of other stories like it are retold in Hugh Brewster s Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage The Titanic s First Class Passengers and Their World While I knew the ending before ever reading the first word, this book was an amazing read that I couldn t put down In fact,last Sunday, I found myself clutching the book and reading in the car on the way to church With a great deal of reluctance I le I have never understood why Cameron decided he had to create fictional characters for his movie when the stories of so many of the people who were really there were so interesting I d probably rate this book a lot higher if so much of it wasn t review for me, and even with the review it was an enjoyable read Lots of black and white pictures interlac


About the Author: Hugh Brewster

Being able to create books about history is a dream job for me since I ve always been enthralled by history When I was growing up in Georgetown, Ontario, our house was just around the corner from the town library And I haunted its children s section reading sometimes four or five books a week Historical fiction titles by writers like Geoffrey Trease and Rosemary Sutcliffe were particular favour Being able to create books about history is a dream job for me since I ve always been enthralled by history When I was growing up in Georgetown, Ontario, our house was just around the corner from the town library And I haunted its children s section reading sometimes four or five books a week Historical fiction titles by writers like Geoffrey Trease and Rosemary Sutcliffe were particular favourites I still treasure a copy of Ernest Thompson Seton s Two Little Savages that I was given as a prize in a library reading contest in 1960.Since ours was the only house in the neighbourhoood without a TV antenna on the roof, reading was my primary form of entertainment My parents thought their four children would readwithout a television to distract us And they were right, we did though we also showed up at our friends houses whenever our favourite shows were on Our family had moved to Georgetown from a small town in Scotland in 1956, when I was six years old When I was thirteen we moved to Guelph, Ontario, and I went to high school and university there My first real job after graduating with an English degree in 1971 was with Scholastic then a fairly new publishing company in Canada As an editor for Scholastic Inc from 1972 to 1984 in both Toronto and New York, I was involved in the creation of Scholastic s Canadian children s publishing program as well as in the selecting of books for Scholastic s school book clubs One of our early discoveries was the teenaged author Gordon Korman and his Bruno and Boots books Between 1984 and 2004 I was the Editorial Director and Publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto While there, I helped to create a number of successful books for both adults and young readers including Robert Ballard s The Discovery the Titanic, that has sold over 1.5 million copies, and TITANIC An Illustrated History a book that provided inspiration for James Cameron s epic movie Among the award winning children s books that I edited and compiled are Polar the Titanic Bear, On Board the Titanic, First to Fly, and Journey to Ellis Island.The first children s book that I actually both wrote and compiled was Anastasia s Album The Last Tsar s Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story, which was published in 1996 and won a number of awards In 1997 I wrote the text for Inside the Titanic, which featured amazing cutaway illustrations by Ken Marschall The next year, with Laurie Coulter, I compiled a book filled with fascinating facts about the Titanic entitled 882 1 2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic Laurie and I went on to write To Be A Princess in 2001 which was a Silver Birch and Red Cedar nominee In 2004, the 60th anniversary of D Day, I wrote On Juno Beach which won the Children s Literature of Canada Information Book Award in 2005 The success of that book encouraged me to write At Vimy Ridge which appeared in 2007 and won the Norma Fleck Award in 2008.In 2005, I decided to devote myself to writing full time and have produced seven books since then The Other Mozart The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint George published Fall 2006 Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose The Story of a Painting and Breakout Dinosaurs DIEPPE Canada s Darkest Day of World War II was released in 2009 and was followed by the novel Prisoner of Dieppe in Scholastic s new I Am Canada series A second novel, Deadly Voyage appeared in Fall 11 and for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, I produced a large adult book entitled Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage in Spring 2012


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