How to Survive the Titanic Or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Aug 15, 2011 - History - 328 pages
Frances Wilson tells the strange and fascinating story of the owner of the Titanic, J. Bruce Ismay, the man who jumped ship.Winner of the 2012 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.
 

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This book looks at the life of Bruce Ismay, head of the White Star Line, owners of the Titanic. Ismay has long been deemed the primary culprit in the sinking of the great liner, with the loss of 1,500 ... Read full review

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"More money than sense" is the phrase that comes to mind. It's actually seriously a miracle that the Titanic was able to float in the first place, never mind have any survivors at all. Ismay was mad ... Read full review

Contents

Luckless Yamsi
27
Youth
61
These Bumblelike Proceedings
109
On Land
167
The Secret Sharer
197
The Super Captain
229
Ismays Unrest
259
Afterword
285
Bibliography
299
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Frances Wilson is a critic, journalist and the author of three works of non-fiction, Literary Seductions, The Courtesan's Revenge and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, which won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize in 2009. She lives in London with her daughter.

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