How to Survive the Titanic

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Frances Wilson

Narrated By: Robin Sachs

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: October 2011

Duration: 11 hours 23 minutes

Summary:

On the terrifying, chaotic night of April 14, 1912, while the Titanic was sinking, Bruce J. Ismay, the ship's owner, made a decision that would save his life - and end it. Ismay boarded a lifeboat meant for women and children, and within days became The Most Talked-of Man in the World. Branded a coward, he became a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Joseph Conrad's legendary eponymous character, Lord Jim. How to Survive the Titanic interweaves numerous historical accounts and sources with insights drawn from Conrad's novels. Unlike other survivors, this pivotal figure never again spoke about the Titanic. This intriguing history offers a sympathetic yet clear eyed explanation why - important lessons all of us need to survive the tragedies and choices of our own lives.

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  • JEH

    I enjoyed the book, I would recommend it and I learned a lot but there were a lot of stats and the legal 'trial' into the sinking included a lot of testimony which was presented verbatim. I found that a little tedious. When I think of the Cameron movie of the Titanic, I can see Ismay standing at the top of the stairs as the ship is taking on water, now I see the whole man.