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

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  • Title: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
  • Author: Hugh Brewster
  • ISBN: 9780307984708
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

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

About “Hugh Brewster

  • Hugh Brewster

    Being able to create books about history is a dream job for me since I ve always been enthralled by history When I was growing up in Georgetown, Ontario, our house was just around the corner from the town library And I haunted its children s section reading sometimes four or five books a week Historical fiction titles by writers like Geoffrey Trease and Rosemary Sutcliffe were particular favourites I still treasure a copy of Ernest Thompson Seton s Two Little Savages that I was given as a prize in a library reading contest in 1960.Since ours was the only house in the neighbourhoood without a TV antenna on the roof, reading was my primary form of entertainment My parents thought their four children would read without a television to distract us And they were right, we did though we also showed up at our friends houses whenever our favourite shows were on Our family had moved to Georgetown from a small town in Scotland in 1956, when I was six years old When I was thirteen we moved to Guelph, Ontario, and I went to high school and university there My first real job after graduating with an English degree in 1971 was with then a fairly new publishing company in Canada As an editor for Inc from 1972 to 1984 in both Toronto and New York, I was involved in the creation of s Canadian children s publishing program as well as in the selecting of books for s school book clubs One of our early discoveries was the teenaged author Gordon Korman and his Bruno and Boots books Between 1984 and 2004 I was the Editorial Director and Publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto While there, I helped to create a number of successful books for both adults and young readers including Robert Ballard s The Discovery the Titanic, that has sold over 1.5 million copies, and TITANIC An Illustrated History a book that provided inspiration for James Cameron s epic movie Among the award winning children s books that I edited and compiled are Polar the Titanic Bear, On Board the Titanic, First to Fly, and Journey to Ellis Island.The first children s book that I actually both wrote and compiled was Anastasia s Album The Last Tsar s Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story, which was published in 1996 and won a number of awards In 1997 I wrote the text for Inside the Titanic, which featured amazing cutaway illustrations by Ken Marschall The next year, with Laurie Coulter, I compiled a book filled with fascinating facts about the Titanic entitled 882 1 2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic Laurie and I went on to write To Be A Princess in 2001 which was a Silver Birch and Red Cedar nominee In 2004, the 60th anniversary of D Day, I wrote On Juno Beach which won the Children s Literature of Canada Information Book Award in 2005 The success of that book encouraged me to write At Vimy Ridge which appeared in 2007 and won the Norma Fleck Award in 2008.In 2005, I decided to devote myself to writing full time and have produced seven books since then The Other Mozart The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint George published Fall 2006 Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose The Story of a Painting and Breakout Dinosaurs DIEPPE Canada s Darkest Day of World War II was released in 2009 and was followed by the novel Prisoner of Dieppe in s new I Am Canada series A second novel, Deadly Voyage appeared in Fall 11 and for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, I produced a large adult book entitled Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage in Spring 2012.



864 thoughts on “Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

  • Not since Walter Lord s classic A Night to Remember, have I been so captivated by a book on the fabled Titanic This book focuses on the first class passengers and their lives prior to and after the disaster Sort of Downton Abbey meets the Titanic You will meet John Jacob Astor and his young teen bride and many others from the elite wealthy that traveled in first class on the doomed ship I was fascinated to read that many of the survivors were so traumatized by the sinking that it signicantly imp [...]


  • In February of 1912, twenty four year old Alice Fortune had her palms read while vacationing in Egypt with her family While gazing at her palms the fortune teller proclaimed, You are in danger every time you travel on the sea, for I see you adrift on the ocean on an open boat You will lose everything but your life You will be saved but others will be lost Two months later Alice, her two sisters and mother would live to tell the story of that fateful night but her father and brother would not sur [...]


  • invitinghistorybookreviews.blo A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher upon my request It has been almost 100 years since the Titanic s ill fated maiden voyage that took the lives of over 1,500 people Since that fateful night, the story of the Titanic has been told again and again and again through books and film and even a successful Broadway musical The question on many people s minds as the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms is Do we really need books about Tita [...]


  • Author Hugh Brewster met Dr Robert Ballard in 1984 when Mr Brewster was the Editorial Director and Publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto He began working with Ballard to produce the international bestseller The Discovery of the Titanic and subsequently oversaw the creation of Titanic An Illustrated History which inspired James Cameron s epic movie While working on these books and others about the Titanic, he became acquainted with the many dedicated, knowledgeable Titanic historians and re [...]


  • What a smashing read You might think the topic of The Titanic has been overdone I did before reading this book But I love books like this that are impeccably researched down to all the intimate, juicy, fascinating details I have a special soft spot for authors who painstakingly research the beejuzzus out of an historical event, person or era, and then manage to present you with all these details in a fascinating and compelling manner.Brewster does just this You will learn a lot that you didn t k [...]


  • I appreciated the author s attempt to focus on one social level traveling aboard the Titanic but he seemed to have little idea of what to do with the story beyond the initial concept I picked up Lives hoping to learn reams of details about Edwardian food, fashion, parties and travel I wanted to lose myself in a book that would make me feel like a privileged passenger on the Titanic.Unfortunately, I finished the book without any new understanding of what upper class passengers talked about on the [...]


  • There are hundreds of books about the Titanic disaster but this one touches on the personal lives of the rich, famous, and not so famous first class passengers on the ill fated liner It is a different approach from most of the Titanic books I have read and it makes for fascinating reading.The author has done an amazing amount of research and never attempts to insert fiction into the actions of the passengersead he uses terms such as it may have then happened that Mrs Astor left the room but he l [...]


  • It has been a long time since I have read a Titanic book, but even so I think this one is a little different than the ones I remember reading One can tell a great amount of research has gone into this very readable and informative book, centering on the many of the people on board the Titanic and their backs stories The usual descriptions of the dinners and the luxury found on the boat is there as well, but it also covers what many of the people did while on the boat Somehow or another getting t [...]


  • I question why I read things like this since I find them upsetting and know going into them, I will find it upsetting This is the stuff from which my nightmares are made I have suffered all my life from intense nightmares but they are never about vampires, zombies, ghosts, the supernatural in general I love reading the horror genre and watching horror movies and never have nightmares based on any of that Mine are always rooted in reality of some horrible sort I wouldn t be surprised if my nightm [...]


  • I have never understood why Cameron decided he had to create fictional characters for his movie when the stories of so many of the people who were really there were so interesting I d probably rate this book a lot higher if so much of it wasn t review for me, and even with the review it was an enjoyable read Lots of black and white pictures interlaced with the text, which I appreciated Most of the other Titanic books I ve read either had very few pictures i.e Walter Lord s two or are mostly pict [...]


  • As a 6 year old, at bedtime, I would have my mother read to me from Walter Lord s A Night To Remember It s unclear how I even knew about the Titanic, but freaky little me loved tragic stories That book has stuck though, because it was all I could think about reading this one Unfair, but there it is If you want to know about the people on board, go for it They re interesting for sure.


  • As an avid Titanic buff, who owns shelves upon shelves of books on this topic, I have high expectations for anything written about the disaster And I can say with full conviction that I was not the least bit disappointed in Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage This book was extraordinary in so many waysAs a Titanic buff, who owns shelves upon shelves of book on the topic, I knew the centennial of the sinking would mean scores of new tomes on the ill fated liner and a new bookshelf would definitely be a ne [...]


  • Book Description Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers The intimate atmosphere onboard history s most famous ship is recreated as never before.The Titanic has often been called an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era, but until now, her story has not been presented as such In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves persona [...]


  • Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage The Titanic s First Class Passengers and Their World, by Hugh Brewster, is, as the title suggests, a study of those first class passengers who boarded the ill fated Titanic on April 10, 1912, in Cherbourg, France, and their lives aboard the ship until it struck the iceberg on April 14 and sank There are also chapters concerning the aftermath of that event, including what happened to the survivors afterwards Hugh Brewster worked with explorer Robert Ballard, who found t [...]


  • Things I liked about this book informative gave clear and concise bios of the people on the ship well researched the back stories of everyoneThings I hated and wish had gone down with the ship the author s love of repeating catch phrases, such as referring to Dorothy Simpson as the prettiest girl because someone on the ship called her that Once or twicete About the twentieth, it was starting to make me a bit seasick see what I did there sometimes the omigod foreboding music got old I think I wou [...]


  • Hugh Brewster starts out by saying that in most examinations of the Titanic disaster, the ship is the main character and all the crew and passengers merely supporting characters here he flips it Yes, Titanic is the main event, but the focus is on all the people on the boat who they were, what they did before getting on the ship, why they happened to be on that voyaged, and what happened after to those that survived.It s a fascinating look at a world since past a microcosm of the Edwardian age in [...]


  • To write a book of this scope, an author also needs to be a detective and a historian as well Hugh Brewster skillfully pulls back the Victorian curtain and reveals the private lives of the Titanic passengers the reader thought they knew Most Titanic books focus on the present voyage, but the author takes us back to their beginnings and what brought them to the Titanic.We read about Lady Lucile and her encounters with Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde Artist Frank Millet s struggle with his sexualit [...]


  • Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage by Huge Brewster I like the way Mr Brewster presented the story of the Titanic, and that of the notable victims and survivors While there is nothing earth shattering about the information imparted It is well written, and well researched and blessedly far from dry He gives a very balanced introduction and history of the people on board I think this will appeal to those who might not know a lot about the movers and shakers on board I like the overview and then the day t [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • Walter Lord no longer has the definitive work on the Titanic This goes above and beyond just the voyage of the doomed ocean liner into the world and society the passengers lived in It gives us the big picture, turning the names of the passengers into real life people It gives us the fashions the women wore, the reasons why the unsinkable Molly Brown and the Ryersons were on that particular boat, the trips of Frank Millet and Archie Butts It answers any questions you could have about the first cl [...]


  • An excellent book I have worked on a number of Titanic books myself, even written one, and I would have figured that I didn t have anything left to learn But I have to say that Hugh Brewster full disclosure my ex boss has actually succeeded in bringing a fresh take to the story Glided Lives, Fatal Voyage is the story of the people, particularly those in first class, and Hugh s human focused approach really brought the story alive for me again Great prose and wonderful asides helped, too.


  • An engrossing, just this side of gossipy book that nobly dispenses with the third class and the crew except for the higher officers, of course , as well as most of the mundane details regarding the ship s sinking I think the general attitude is you already know this or you wouldn t be reading this book , in order to delve deeply into the lives of the first class passengers before, during, and after if applicable.


  • Very good Yes, we all know the story, but this was a wonderful glimpse into the lives of the passengers and how their lives intertwined before and after the fated voyage If you are a fan of all things Titanic, this is a must read


  • This statement says it all It was a brillant crowda rare gathering of beautiful women and splendid men first cabin passenger Lily May Futrelle



  • I was about five days into kindergarten when the final resting place of the Titanic was located A couple of years after that I remember getting a children s book describing the disaster, and I can still recall the haunting illustrated image of the ship lying broken on the floor My interest was piqued, and it s never abated The Titanic is one of my life long hobbies, and it s something I can really never get enough of.The Titanic traveling exhibit is in town right now, and a friend and I have tal [...]


  • Won in giveaway Incredibly well researched book But sometimes I got the feeling that the author isn t giving us all the steps that he took to come to his conclusions On page 32 the author starts a paragraph with the words It is suspected that a woman described pseudonymously in another book clutching her pet Pekinese is actually Charlotte Drake Cardeza Still not sure why It is suspected we do find out that Myra Harper brought a Pekingese, Helen Bishop brought a lap dog, Elizabeth Rothschild brou [...]


  • 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster so we re literally drowning in a sea of Titanic related material this book is one of the better and interesting ones and puts the emphasis on the biographies of the most prominent 1st class passengers as opposed to the technicalities of the ship s demise which we already know quite a bit about, thanks to James Cameron and the National Geographic 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 the narrative is fast paced and lively and I finished the whole book in [...]


  • I am not a hard core fan of everything Titanic however I do find this subject matter to be fascinating Thus a reason I wanted to check this book out I liked the concept that Mr Brewster brought with this book by focusing on one type of class of passengers However I think that I might have preferred to read about the third class passengers Only because I think that there lies history in their story and I would have felt the human aspect then I got from reading about the first class passengers [...]


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