The Last Night of a Small Town
Hardback 346pp Illustrated 242x164mm
9780199595570   Product Code: 11654
The 2,201 people who boarded Titanic for its maiden voyage made up a microcosm of Edwardian society, but history has tended to focus on First Class male adult passengers. This book tells the stories of twelve individuals from diverse backgrounds who travelled as crew or passengers. It traces their lives before, during and after the disaster as well as covering wider themes, such as nationality and migration, the history of radio and the American and British investigations into what went wrong.