The Last Night on the Titanic

Author: Veronica Hinke

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 9781621577294

Category: History

Page: 321

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“Veronica Hinke has taken a story that we all know so well and interwoven delicious recipes that are historic and old, but classic and worthy of any modern-day table. She has unearthed a vibrant culinary subtext that often left me breathless and dreamy-eyed. She skillfully captures the magical avor of a fascinating era in our history. Two spatulas raised in adulation.” — CHEF ART SMITH, James Beard award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey April 14, 1912. It was an unforgettable night. In the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and de´cor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance. Veronica Hinke’s painstaking research and deft touch bring the Titanic’s tragic but eternally glamorous maiden voyage back to life. In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, The Last Night on the Titanic offers tried-and-true recipes, newly invented styles, and classic cocktails to reproduce a glittering world of sophistication at sea. Readers will experience: Recipes for Oysters a` la Russe, Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vents, and dozens of other scrumptious dishes for readers to recreate in their own kitchens A rare printed menu from the last first class dinner on the Titanic Drink recipes from John Jacob Astor IV’s luxury hotels, including the original Martini The true story of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” An extraordinary eyewitness testimony to Captain Edward Smith’s final moments Intimate and captivating stories about select passengers—from millionaires to third class passengers.
Titanic's Last Secrets

Author: Brad Matsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446543392

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 406

After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed. Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy. Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.
Racing Through the Night

Author: Wade Sisson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445608914

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 435

The wireless crackled, an SOS was broadcast. Olympic, Titanic's older sister ship was a mere 350 miles away from the sinking liner. Would Olympic reach her in time -

Titanic

Titanic

Author: John Welshman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199595570

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 857

Offers an account of the Titanic's last hours, based on a cross-section of those who sailed onboard her--men and women, old and young, passengers and crew--and notes what happened to those who survived in the years afterwards.
The Titanic's Last Hero

Author: Moody Adams

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 9781620200056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

View: 560

Profiles the life of Baptist minister John Harper, who placed his only child in a lifeboat as the Titanic was sinking and then began to save the lives of other passengers and offer salvation to the lost souls around him.
Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

Author: Kevin Cook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 378

Capturing the spirit of a freewheeling era, this rollicking biography brings to life the gambler-hero who inspired Guys and Dolls. Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York's underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon's model for slick-talking Sky Masterson. Dominating the links in the pre-PGA Tour years, Thompson may have been the greatest golfer of his time, teeing up with Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, and Ray Floyd. He also traded card tricks with Houdini, conned Al Capone, lost a million to Minnesota Fats and then teamed up with Fats and won it all back. A terrific read for anyone who has ever laid a bet, Titanic Thompson recaptures the colorful times of a singular figure: America's original road gambler.
Voices from the Titanic

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780331386

Category: History

Page: 526

View: 274

The graphic, first-hand story of the first voyage and disastrous sinking of RMS Titanic - told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner, Titanic, has been told countless times since that fateful night on 14th April 1912 by historians, novelists and film producers alike, but no account is as graphic or revealing as those who were actually there. Through survivors' tales, and contemporary newspaper reports from both sides of the Atlantic, here are eye-witness accounts full of details that range from poignant to humorous, stage by stage from the Liner's glorious launch in Belfast to the sombre sea burial services of those who perished on her first and only voyage. In the book, the voices of the survivors record their own stories, as well as the official records, press reports and investigations into what went wrong that night.
E-tivities

Author: Gilly Salmon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135114459

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 232

The world of learning and teaching is at a watershed; confronted by challenges to previous educational models. One learning future lies in impactful, purposeful, active online activities, or ‘e-tivities’, that keep learners engaged, motivated, and participating. Grounded in the author’s action research, E-tivities, 2nd Edition assuredly illustrates how technologies shape and enhance learning and teaching journeys. In this highly practical book, Gilly Salmon maintains her exceptional reputation, delivering another powerful guide for academics, teaching professionals, trainers, designers and developers in all disciplines. This popular text has been comprehensively updated; addressing key technological changes since 2002, offering fresh case studies and ‘Carpe Diem’ - a unique approach to learning design workshops. Readers will find E-tivities, 2nd Edition a wonderful resource on its own or as a companion to the author’s bestselling e-Moderating, 3rd Edition. Find e-tivities on the web at e-tivities.com or connect at gillysalmon.com
The House of Velvet and Glass

Author: Katherine Howe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401342845

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 816

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Jones, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium's scrying glass. From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers. Bonus features in the eBook: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston Daily Globe article on the Titanic from April 15, 1912; and a Reading Group Guide and Q&A with the author, Katherine Howe.
Orphans of the Storm

Author: Celia Imrie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526614896

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 991

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Smashing ... I was hooked on page one and literally could not put it down. I loved all that she wrote about the true story behind this thrilling tale' JOANNA LUMLEY 'Gripping ... An epic adventure' ROSIE GOODWIN _____________________ Nice, France, 1911: After three years of marriage, young seamstress Marcella Caretto has finally had enough. Her husband, Michael, an ambitious tailor, has become cruel and controlling and she determines to get a divorce. But while awaiting the judges' decision on the custody of their two small boys, Michael receives news that changes everything. Meanwhile fun-loving New York socialite Margaret Hays is touring Europe with some friends. Restless, she resolves to head home aboard the most celebrated steamer in the world – RMS Titanic. As the ship sets sail for America, carrying two infants bearing false names, the paths of Marcella, Michael and Margaret cross - and nothing will ever be the same again. From the Sunday Times-bestselling author, Celia Imrie, Orphans of the Storm dives into the waters of the past to unearth a sweeping, epic tale of the sinking of the Titanic that radiates with humanity and hums with life.
Titanic’S Resurrected Secret—H.E.W.

Author: J. Robert DiFulgo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491722688

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 308

A Post-Titanic mystery novel unravels Titanic’s untold secret. During the aftermath of the loss of the great liner, attempts were made to recover, identify and lay to rest those individuals scattered in the cold North Atlantic in the hope of bringing dignity to those lost souls. This Post-Titanic story is about an individual whose identity was forfeited because of the theft of an extremely valuable object, which he held in his possession. Historical and mystery novelist Alexander J.Dante had always felt drawn to the tragic story of the Titanic. Now retired, Alexei decides to visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia where some of the victims of the disaster are laid to rest. While he is there, Alexei feels a strange pull towards gravesite 223, where, supposedly, an unidentified crew-member lay. A mystery surrounds the number 223 and Alexei is determined to solve it. His obsession takes him across the globe as he begins to unravel a long-kept secret that will consume his life.