Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World

Hugh Brewster


‘The ship sank. Get over it!’ pretty much sums up the attitude of a friend of mine. It’s an attitude I don’t share. Ever since reading A Night to Remember by Walter Lord in adolescence, I’ve been fascinated by the story of the great ship and the disaster that claimed so many lives.

This book takes a look at the boat through the eyes of the first-class passengers. It gives the history and final fate of each one. This is a well-written book with plenty of photographs to add to the stories.

One thing I didn’t realize as an adolescent, was the impact the loss of certain passengers had on the people who were waiting for them to arrive.

Even the people who survived, never fully recovered from their experience.


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