Just when I thought I’d read almost everything there is about the Titanic, along comes another book.
A coworker and I discussed the Titanic a while back, and he graciously loaned this book to me. The book is Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson. My coworker bought it in England, because it wasn’t available in this country at the time. (I notice that Amazon has it now, though.)
This book largely studies the psychological reactions of the Titanic survivors. The reactions vary widely — the crew and passengers were all affected (how could they not be?) and some lived with the disgrace of their actions during and after the sinking. A couple sought to profit from the notoriety of the Titanic accident. Others shut down completely and couldn’t bear any reminder whatsoever. There were 10…
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