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by Wyn Craig Wade

eBook The "Titanic": End of a Dream epub
  • ISBN: 0297788876
  • Author: Wyn Craig Wade
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Transportation
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & N; n.e. edition (1986)
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • ePUB size: 1114 kb
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Wyn also in great detail talks about the tragic legendary voyage in a very moving way.

Wyn also in great detail talks about the tragic legendary voyage in a very moving way. Learn more about the Titanic before reading the book, it takes much knowledge on the ship to memorize the testimony as I did. 0. Report.

Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes bibliographical references and index.

When I picked up Wyn Craig Wade’s The Titanic: End of a Dream, I expected more of the same. I really only started the book because of a nagging compulsion to read everything there is to know about the ship, gone now for almost a century

When I picked up Wyn Craig Wade’s The Titanic: End of a Dream, I expected more of the same. I really only started the book because of a nagging compulsion to read everything there is to know about the ship, gone now for almost a century. It was to my grateful surprise that End of a Dream is not really about the sinking at all. It is about the investigation into that sinking, specifically, the American Senate Inquiry held in New York City and Washington . in the days and weeks after the disaster. It was this Inquiry that gave us – posterity – the first draft of history

The sinking of the Titanic marked the end of the Gilded Age of luxury and conspicuous consumption.

And that those in the lifeboats chose to ignore the piteous cries of passengers in the water, almost all of whom perished. The sinking of the Titanic marked the end of the Gilded Age of luxury and conspicuous consumption.

Penguin Books, 20 нояб

Penguin Books, 20 нояб. Стр. 250 Foaming green seawater exploded through the Titanic side "about two feet above the floor plates, " shearing the starboard wall the entire length of Number 6 and slightly into the coal bunker in Number 5. The alarm bell was jangling above. 283 Pitman had testified that only thirty-five people had departed in Number 5 - a far more accurate estimate than Lowe's

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Author:Craig, Wade W. Read full description. The Titanic End of a Dream 1992 by Wade Wyn Craig 0140166912. Pre-owned: lowest price.

This book focuses on the American inquiry held immediately after the shipwreck, an investigation as misunderstood as it has been misrepresented. The American Inquiry and the Law. End of a Dream. Accordingly, I have not relied on the rehash of the accident conducted in London by the British Board of Trade-that is, with two exceptions.

Wyn Craig Wade is a social psychologist with a special interest in US cultural history. I guess it's not surprising he'd eventually be drawn to the most devisive, controversial aspect of American life - racism. His book is called The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America

Wyn Craig Wade is a social psychologist with a special interest in US cultural history. His book is called The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America. Its astounding but disturbing, as only this subject can be. As you recall he touched a bit on the subject of racial prejudice in End of a Dream. He's also been interviewed on a variety of other historical subjects - including the Civil War - for several recent documentaries. I like his work a lot.

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Items related to The Titanic, End of a Dream. Wyn Craig Wade The Titanic, End of a Dream. ISBN 13: 9780140055627. The Titanic, End of a Dream. And that those in the lifeboats chose to ignore the piteous cries of passengers in the water, almost all of whom perished.

Comments: (7)
Dorintrius
Although this book is dated (1977, and therefore before the Titanic wreck was even discovered), it's a fascinating, engagingly written account, not of the Titanic itself (which is done very well in Unsinkable by Butler and Titanic: An Illustrated History), but on the "land's" perspective of the ship and her tragic destiny. Wade describes the society, culture, philosophy, and people that bore the great ship and her disaster, and mourned her. He sings the praises of the ship's greatest hero, the man that lead the investigations, William Alden Smith, the man that not only brought everything we know about the disaster to light, but also created the greatest lasting monument to the horrible tragedy: regulation of the sea and forcing corporations to take responsibility for the lives of the society in which they rule. The man that fought for the victims, not only of those icy waters, but of the society that built a caste of wealth and power. This book is a brilliant, fascinating, refreshing perspective on the tragedy, going where other books that treat the disaster fail to go, into the world that created the Titanic, caused its disaster, and then reacted to its loss: the Gilded Age. The Titanic was an embodiment of that age, and her sinking was the death song of that era. And that is why she still affects us so deeply. Grade: A
Goktilar
I have read scores of books about Titanic and I can honestly say that if you are a serious Titanic buff you will likely find this to be one of the most outstanding, well researched, well written and most useful books in your library. The insights and conclusions that the author makes are truly satisfying to read. This books dispels a great many myths about the Titanic crew and it's performance in the hours leading up to the collision with the iceberg, as well as what they did and failed to do after the collision, most notably Captain Smith's failure to make sure that the few lifeboats they did have were filled to capacity. Of course, we know that they were not, and as a result some 500 people lost their lives unnecessarily. The book artfully examines the American Congressional investigation that convened after the accident, elucidates their findings in ways that other authors have not, tying together the many disparate threads found here and there in various books, leaving you the reader in command of detail and facts that put all the many "puzzle pieces" together. It's a great read, which I can wholeheartedly recommend. I only wish that I had found this book years ago!
Cherry The Countess
Very well written but deals more with the investigation that followed the tragedy.
Qusicam
There is much information about this terrible tragedy now known due to the discovery of the Titanic and the new film.Most of this book revolves around what happened after the ship sank. William Alden Smith,a Senator from Michigan took much of the responsibility to find out exactly what happened that awful night.This is a lot of this book's content. We thank this great man for his efforts and worth reading.Mr Wade did a wonderful job.(VLS)
Xava
I like this book but the book pages turned yellow. I don't know how long this book have been sitting on the bookshelf. But it doesn't brother me at all. The quality of book is more important.
Bludworm
Marvelous presentation, meticulously researched, chronological with unbiased reportage of the first (and last) voyage of the doomed luxury liner. Part One, “Midnight Crossing” describes the conception and construction of this maritime legend, whose sister ship, the “Olympic” was modified in the wake of the international disaster. Part Two, “The Investigation,” proves the longer section, prefaced by a short biography of lead Senator, William Alden Smith of Michigan.

Tenacious to ferret out the often shameful facts in all their minor details, this bold landsman would not be swayed by intimidation or insults from either side of the Atlantic. Together with his Michigan Minutemen, as they were dubbed, he quickly launched into action to hold probing inquiries immediately in New York City and subsequently in Washington, DC; he calmly fought for justice for the 1,500 drowned, while the officers, crew, and White Star Line owners endured the agony of public humiliation and private mortification. Smith himself was ridiculed and maligned in print, but he doggedly continued until he was satisfied that he had exacted the last testimony—however unwilling—re the tragedy.

This riveting autopsy of a maritime disaster of epic proportions captivates the reader immediately and maintains our horrified interest. This edition includes detailed diagrams of the ship’s decks, as well as historical B/W photographs of the doomed crew and passengers. When the unthinkable managed to capsize “the Unsinkable,” international attention focused on the events which culminated in midnight mayhem Smith set goals for himself and his Congress in the form of new legislation which would reduce maritime disasters. The sinking of the Titanic marked the end of the Gilded Age of luxury and conspicuous consumption.

Interspersed with the Presidential politics and backroom shenanigans of Teddy Roosevelt and Taft the story of the Titanic Investigation proves spellbinding reading; the Victorian era, with its ideals of man’s boastful harnessing of Science to his will, came to a shattering close. Lying deep below the seasonally berg-strewn Atlantic the fated ship remains the rarely disturbed grave of many innocent souls of all classes—a site to be respected by captains and honored by living descendants. The book concludes with a glossary of the significant persons and companies referenced, giving brief, historical obituaries. A brilliant must-read for students (and survivors) of the Twentieth Century!
Gamba
This is an excellent book although perhaps not in the format that one might think. A major part of it is the inquiry and investigation by Michigan Senator Smith (Actually from the 5th district where I grew up). The details come out in such fine fashion from that investigation and the telling is so well done. Hubris was the downfall. But there was a lot of good that came from the Senate's recommendations and bills that followed the investigation
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