The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era- In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era.Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness.
Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them- During the early twentieth century, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women, whose lives were changed forever by their journeys between the Old World and the New. Some traveled for leisure, some for work; others to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and crew members whose stories have mostly remained untold―until now.
Maiden Voyages is a fascinating portrait of the era, the ships themselves, and these women as they crossed the Atlantic. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third class travel. In first class you’ll meet A-listers like Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, and Josephine Baker; the second class carried a new generation of professional and independent women, like pioneering interior designer Sibyl Colefax. Down in steerage, you’ll follow the journey of émigré Maria Riffelmacher as she escapes poverty in Europe. Bustling between decks is a crew of female workers, including Violet “The Unsinkable Stewardess” Jessop, who survived the Titanic disaster.
Entertaining and informative, Maiden Voyages captures the golden age of ocean liners through the stories of the women whose transatlantic journeys changed the shape of society on both sides of the globe.
Titanic - History Candle- In the early hours of April 15, 1912, after striking an iceberg, the titanic began to sink. this scent is a tribute to the unsinkable Margaret Brown who saved countless "lower class" passengers. A soft beautiful scent made of a complex blend of gentle mint, sweet musk and a hint of vanilla. SCENT NOTES: * Top: Green, Mint, Plum * Middle: Floral Bouquet, Cardamom Seed * Base: Amber, Sweet Musk, Vanilla CANDLE INFO: * Size: Volume 7.5oz | 212g Net Weight | 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5" * Beautiful Amber Jar with Black Lid * Burn Time: 40+ Hours * Wick: 100% Cotton (Lead and Zinc Free) * Wax: Proprietary Soy Based Wax Blend * Premium Fragrance Oil * Made in the USA | Hand-poured in Pensacola, FL
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