Author: Roger Cartwright
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752451763
Size: 12,26 MB
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Titanic Century

Author: Paul Heyer
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398151
Size: 16,48 MB
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This book presents a revealing look at our 100-year fascination with the Titanic disaster and the various media that have been involved in reporting, preserving, and immortalizing the event. * Illustrated with photographs, a painting, and a movie poster * A comprehensive bibliography organized according to each of the three parts of the book * A comprehensive index of subjects and names * Appendices of several songs and poems pertaining to the Titanic

Titanic Legacy

Author: Paul Heyer
Editor: Praeger Publishers
Size: 10,13 MB
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"A wide-ranging assessment of how and why the sinking of the TITANIC has remained a perdurable part of the West's sociocultural heritage...Engrossing and original perspectives on a maritime misfortune that retains its fascination deep into the space age." Kirkus Reviews


Author: George W. Hilton
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804728010
Size: 11,41 MB
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An account of the 1915 capsizing of the steamer Eastland in the Chicago River, an accident that killed more than eight hundred people, details the role of safety measures instituted after the sinking of the Titantic and examines the civil and criminal court proceedings which followed it.

The Titanic In Myth And Memory

Author: Tim Bergfelder
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717383
Size: 11,97 MB
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Since its maiden voyage and sinking in April 1912, the Titanic has become a monumental icon of the twentieth century and has inspired a multitude of interpretations. This book is the first to present a fully comprehensive discussion of the diverse representations of the Titanic disaster in cinema, history, literature and art. The contributors draw out the connections as well as differences in the way generations of artists and audiences have approached the tragedy and the final section is an in-depth examination of its most recent interpretation, James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic. The book is both an enjoyable read and a valuable interdisciplinary and comparative text. Engrossing reading...the film fan has been waiting a long time for this book, but tread carefully, as it can have quite an insidious impact on a working day! – Film Magazine

How To Survive The Titanic Or The Sinking Of J Bruce Ismay

Author: Frances Wilson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821117
Size: 11,25 MB
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Books have been written, films made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when the ship hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and a thousand men prepared to die, J Bruce Ismay, the ship's owner and inheritor of the White Star fortune, jumped into a lifeboat with the women and children and rowed away to safety. Accused of cowardice, Ismay became, according to one headline, 'The Most Talked-of Man in the World'. The first victim of a press hate campaign, his reputation never recovered and while other survivors were piecing together their accounts, Ismay never spoke of his beloved ship again. With the help of that great narrator of the sea, Joseph Conrad, whose Lord Jim so uncannily predicted Ismay's fate - and whose manuscript of the story of a man who impulsively betrays a code of honour and lives on under the strain of intolerable guilt went down with the Titanic - Frances Wilson explores the reasons behind Ismay's jump, his desperate need to make sense of the horror of it all, and to find a way of living with lost honour. For those who survived the Titanic the world was never the same again. But as Wilson superbly demonstrates, we all have our own Titanics, and we all need to find ways of surviving them.

The Titanic On Film

Author: Linda Maria Koldau
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490373
Size: 12,53 MB
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The narrative surrounding the Titanic’s voyage, collision, and sinking in April 1912 seems tailor-made for film. With clear categories of gender, class, nationality, and religion, the dominating Titanic myth offers a wealth of motifs ripe for the silver screen-heroism, melodrama, love, despair, pleasure, pain, failure, triumph, memory and eternal guilt. This volume provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyzes the six major Titanic films, including the 1943 Nazi propaganda production, the 1953 Hollywood film, the 1958 British docudrama A Night to Remember, the 1979 TV production S.O.S. Titanic, the 1996 mini-series Titanic, and James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster. By showing how each film follows and builds on a pattern of fixed scenes, motifs and details defined as the “Titanic code,” this work yields telling insights into why this specific disaster has maintained such great relevance into the 21st century.

Disaster Movies

Author: Stephen Keane
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850271
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Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic, and The Day After Tomorrow. He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this second edition, he adds new material regarding cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and an analysis of disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters. Keane continually reworks this previously unexplored genre.

The Rose Man Of Sing Sing

Author: James M. Morris
Editor: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823222667
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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World , Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly-and kept his paper in the center ring of the circus of big-city journalism. From the Harry K. Thaw trial to the sinking of the Titanic , Chapin set the pace for the evening press, the CNN of the pre-electronic world of journalism. In 1918, at the pinnacle of fame, Chapin's world collapsed. Facing financial ruin, sunk in depression, he decided to kill himself and his beloved wife Nellie. On a quiet September morning, he took not his own life, but Nellie's, shooting her as she slept. After his trial-and one hell of a story for the World's competitors-he was sentenced to life in the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. In this story of an extraordinary life set in the most thrilling epoch of American journalism, James McGrath Morris tracks Chapin's rise from legendary Chicago street reporter to celebrity powerbroker in media-mad New York. His was a human tragedy played out in the sensational stories of tabloids and broadsheets. But it's also an epic of redemption: in prison, Chapin started a newspaper to fight for prisoner rights, wrote a best-selling autobiography, had two long-distance love affairs, and tapped his prodigious talents to transform barren prison plots into world-famous rose gardens before dying peacefully in his cell in 1930. The first portrait of one of the founding figures of modern American journalism, and a vibrant chronicle of the cutthroat culture of scoops and scandals, The Rose Man of Sing Sing is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful and passionate.James McGrath Morris is a former journalist, author of Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars , and a historian. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and teaches at West Springfield High School.

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephanie Barczewski
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441161694
Size: 12,67 MB
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An anniversary edition of a highly-regarded account of the world's most notorious tragedy at sea.