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  • Title: Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
  • Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
  • ISBN: 9780061876844
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover

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388 thoughts on “Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From”

  1. The overall effect of this book or the 100 pages of it I read before deciding there were other books that needed reading and this one wasn t worth the effort is a bit like reading one of those history articles in the UK s Daily Mail, or maybe our very own Chicago Tribune except that s being a bit unfair to the Trib Davenport Hines covers the Titanic passengers from the shipowners down to the lower classes in breezy, anecdotal swathes of purple prose larded with adjectives and sprinkled with fact [...]


  2. This is a wonderful addition to the many books about Titanic and its fateful maiden voyage The emphasis is on the passangers and crew which sailed on it and what their experiences would have been and how they differed There is a lot of information on the stratified and class conscious society at that time I was interested to learn that US immigration laws stipulated passengers of different classes must be separated on liners by locked metal barriers to stop the spread of contagion Also, that it [...]


  3. Voyagers of the Titanic starts slow, but the deliberateness of the author in telling his story thoroughly is worth the wait, until the build up to the actual sinking of the Titanic Davenport Hines chose to profile passengers from First, Second, and Third class, and along with biographic information, he included interesting trivia about each person, such as the various breeds of dogs they had on board Suffice it to say that First Class passengers possessed wealth and privilege beyond belief, Seco [...]


  4. La nave affondaMi stato proposto da un amico che fa lo storico e mi aspettavo un saggio sull immigrazione negli USA Mi ha sempre affascinato la complessit etnica e culturale che in tre secoli si trasformata nell attuale popolazione degli Stati Uniti In realt la lettura non ha soddisfatto le mie aspettative e dopo essermi annoiata nel leggere le storie degli armatori ho deciso di rinunciare Un libro che parlava di emigrazione negli USA con toni molto pi interessanti e attenti alle vite della gent [...]


  5. This book is all around enriching, enlightening and bursting with Titanic information Of all the books I ve read on the subject, this one ranks 2 right under Walter Lord s classic account s The author of Voyagers of the Titanic has outlined the chapters by subjects In one chapter, you can read about the about the lives of the ship owners, in another, read about the ship builders Then comes an entire chapter devoted to the First Class passengers, then everything you want to know about Second Clas [...]


  6. This an excellent work, with some fascinating stories about those who sailed and worked on Titanic It s a book to refer to again and again, because of the numerous facts and anecdotal details which litter its pages The chapters on migrants and imported Americans were a little dry but overall, I d definitely recommend it.


  7. Far from being the definitive Titanic account, but a fascinating volume of stories and lives surrounding the famous ship, particularly the less celebrated but equally interesting denizens of second and third class.I appreciate that the author focused heavily on the stories of those on the Titanic, as the human element of this tragedy and others has also been the most engaging and interesting for me However, I found the opening section, which provides interesting but excessive context, overly lon [...]


  8. Now that the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is almost here, I ve had the blessed opportunity to be able to review some incredible new books out about the disaster One such incredible book is called, Voyagers of the Titanic by Richard Davenport Hines.In this historical non fiction book, Richard takes the readers some place most books have never gone, in depth into the back stories behind everything you ve ever wanted to know regarding the Titanic, those who built her and sailed o [...]


  9. Voyagers of the Titanic marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic by re telling the stories of the passengers aboard this ship and the events before, during, and after the sinking Part One gives a general overview of the Titanic on land, and the shipowners as well as the shipbuilders that were behind it Separate sections also follow the sailors, and discuss the boarding and the speed Part Two follows the Titanic at sea and describes the people on the voyage the first class, second class [...]


  10. I have been fascinated by the Titanic since I was a kid and they sent back the first pictures from the submarine that discovered its final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic Not a fan of the Cameron spectacle, I prefer the real life stories and connections that the tragedy created Davenport Hines certainly does try to life those connections and stories, but by the end of this 300 page novel it fails, in my opinion.The book starts out very dry, like many non fiction books I ve attempted [...]


  11. No one not deaf or blind can have missed all the brouhaha about Titanic s Anniversary It has been 100 years since that great ship went down, taking approximately 1500 souls to rest in the sea A lot of books have just been published to coincide with the date So many words, photos, film, etc Which one should I read Well alright, lets find the heart of the matter, which of course, is the PEOPLE They are the story, not tons of steel This book gives us information, sometimes in their own words, about [...]


  12. If you ve read as many books and seen as many documentaries about Titanic as I have, you ll willingly add this book to your list.It s like a little collection of biographies of people whom you already know a little about Having seen movies and TV series and documentaries, you ll recognize most names and already have an understanding of how the main characters relate to one another This book fleshes that out in detail by providing additional background information and interesting facts about the [...]


  13. With the passing of the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I read this recently published book I ve read many books about the sinking of the Titanic fiction and nonfiction, from newspaper accounts to historical perspectives, to those of the investigative committee, to those of the recoverers of the wreck, probably totaling twenty books in all This book focuses on the people that voyaged on the maiden journey of the great ship through iceberg laden waters The book succeeds in its fo [...]


  14. A very, very detailed account of those who built, financed and traveled on the Titanic It was a little dry in places, forcing me to skip forward on occasions but nonetheless a historical account which endevours to clear up misconceptions formed over the years Class distinction features heavily and was of course responsible for the large loss of life in 3rd class An interesting insight into that era, and also into the years following the disaster and the tragedies that befell some of the survivor [...]


  15. This was quite an excellent book It has a great deal of research into the social fabric and conventions and the individual lives of those who were involved, with many telling details, including many individuals that were quite obscure This provides a telling snapshot of the age its focus is much on the world of 1912 than on the details of the accident, although giving a good summary of the event.Coincidentally, I was working on a dead sailor from the Titanic Halloween costume since this is the [...]


  16. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of Titanic s sinking, VOYAGERS OF THE TITANIC is one of the better books about the people on board Richard Davenport Hines surrounds familiar figures with unfamiliar background and details that pull together into a riveting story With a novelist s eye, Davenport Hines sets his first class passengers against the new Edwardian craze for speed shows the ship s roots in the labor violence of Belfast and sets third class passengers within the great migration fro [...]


  17. 3.5 starsThe author gives some background information on many of the people who were on the Titanic when she sank this includes crew and passengers from all three classes This one started off slow There are a lot of people who were mentioned, so I found it difficult to remember who s who, except the ones I ve heard of before mostly some of the 1st class passengers Of course, once we got to the point when the ship hit the iceberg, then it really picked up for me So, the second half of the book wa [...]


  18. April 14, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary date of the sinking of the Titanic.So much has been written, documented and filmed about the Titanic that it would seem difficult to find a new slant Yet, the author has indeed accomplished this goal.Rather than spending pages and pages of technical details regarding the building and sinking of the unsinkable luxury liner, Davenport Hines focuses on the lives of those aboard He gives in depth stories of the first, second and third class passengers.W [...]


  19. This book was terrific for details about the time period I am interested in It is so full of Post Its the cover is wonked up.


  20. Three and a half stars A book filled with facts, a must for any Titanic enthusiast Ever wondered about what the folks were really like on the Titanic Want to know how the great ship came to be Are you curious about her cargo How much food it took to feed the passengers and crew Of course, anyone fascinated by the Titanic would be interested to learn about the night she sank and the aftermath that followed April 15, 1912 is a date that is still marked one hundred and two years later It is the f [...]


  21. This book was fairly slow, but obviously well researched I learned things I d never heard before about the ship, the people aboard it and the voyage itself Not a book for someone looking for a quick read with just a few characters way too many people to keep straight here but in the context, it makes sense.


  22. Exactly what I wanted, lots of stories of lots of passengers on the Titanic Ended with statistics women of all classes survived than reported Very sad ending for those suffering from survivors guilt The crazy, untrue stories surrounding the captain and others are reminiscent of fake news getting reported on the internet.


  23. The lives of the people profiled on the ship were interesting However, much of this book, especially the last chapter, was quite dry This is a solid three star read.


  24. Davenport Hines begins and ends his book with the iceberg It s quite the book end to describe a natural process of how ice cracks from glaciers, forms icebergs, follows the sea currents, and, in the end, melts into nothing in the wide Saragossa Sea The contrast is startling between the quiet process of nature next to all the yelling and screaming and drama and tragedy and stupidity of the humans on board the Titanic.Davenport Hines describes everything he can find on every person on board that h [...]


  25. Fascinating book that is of a story of the people whose lives were impacted by being on the maiden voyage of the White Star Line s Titanic rather than a forensic study of what went wrong on the voyage The result is a different take on events than presented in, say, Walter Lord s excellent A Night to Remember Davenport Hines does a wonderful job piecing together so many parts of the Titanic puzzle some previously unknown to me and probably to many others, too in an exhaustively researched book t [...]


  26. The Good StuffThoroughly well researched, amazed on how much research was put into this Incredibly detailed Gives you a fascinating look into the period of time when the tragedy occurred and especially dealing with class separation Loved the little back stories he mentions about the passengers gives you insight into the time Really liked how the book was organized into stories based on what class the passengers were on or what their responsibilities were shipbuilders, first class, second class, [...]


  27. Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, the great ocean liner that struck an iceberg while crossing the Atlantic in 1912 When constructed it was thought to be unsinkable, but on that frigid night in the North Atlantic waters, the ship sank in two and a half hours, killing 1,517 of the 2,240 aboard.Unlike many of the other accounts of the Titanic that focused on the sinking of the ship itself, this book provides the story behind many of the passengers on the ship, the crew and the people who bui [...]


  28. Well done, Mr Davenport Hines Excellent book on the Titanic The book begins with the birth of the iceberg that caused the infamous foundering of the Titanic and concludes with the demise of the same The focus of the book is on the lives of the people who built, owned, crewed, and sailed aboard the Titanic I have read several other Titanic books, including Walter Lord s classic A Night to Remember, considered by historians to be the Titanic bible Lord was able to interview many of the survivors a [...]


  29. I quite enjoyed this book It was very detailed, which you would expect from a book on the tragic event of Titanic It was very factual The blurb drew me in but also because Titanic s story is a well known one for many and it also tied in nicely after a trip to Northern Ireland s Titanic Quarter and the smaller downsized ferrying passenger ship the Nomadic It really tied in nicely to have this knowledge and the facts and anecdotes from Davenport Hines.There was a lot of knowledge about the backgro [...]


  30. This is full of an inordinate amount of tid bitty information about every passenger on that fatal voyage We are even privy to the predilections that a certain American aristocrat had for the services of young, Filipino boys As butlers of course NOT The book did really fleshed out the characters from names on a passenger list to real live human beings My favorite account was of hunky frat boy Quig Bakter who was on board with his mother and a french mistress he registered under an assumed name in [...]


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