Released on 2020-11-03Categories History

The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams

Author: Gareth Russell

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501176739

Category: History

Page: 448

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This original and “meticulously researched retelling of history’s most infamous voyage” (Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author) uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Western world. “While there are many Titanic books, this is one readers will consider a favorite” (Voyage). 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 Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a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. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this is “a beautiful requiem” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “readers get the story of this particular floating Tower of Babel in riveting detail, and with all the wider context they could want” (Christian Science Monitor).
Released on 2012-11-12Categories Fiction

Ship of Dreams

Ship of Dreams

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575087033

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The Dreamlands! Created from the dreams of men, haunt of gods and demons, the other side of Death's portal... Professor Leonard E. Dingle, lecturer on the subconscious mind of man. Deceased. David Allenby Hero, fantastic artist of the macabre and supernatural. Also deceased. Or should we simply say they have undergone...a transition? A transition indeed - for under the aliases of Eldin the Wanderer and Hero of Dreams, their present occupations include keep-climbing, wizard-slaying, swordmastery and amazing adventuring in the land of Earth's dreams!
Released on 2016-05-17Categories Fiction

Ship of Dreams

Ship of Dreams

Author: Brenda Hiatt

Publisher: Brenda Hiatt

ISBN: 9781940618265

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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Half a century before Titanic, another famous shipwreck captured the hearts and imagination of the world. In 1857, laden with gold and adventurers fresh from the California Gold Rush, the luxury sidewheel steamer SS Central America went down in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Many were saved, many were lost, and lives were changed forever. Relive the experiences of her passengers, as told through the eyes of a fictitious couple who find love and danger on the high seas aboard this first “Ship of Dreams.” On her own in wild, wicked, post-Gold Rush San Francisco, Della Gilliland has become a bit of a con artist, though a harmless one. Falsely accused of murder by a rival snake-oil salesman, she is forced to flee the lawless city’s vigilantes aboard an outbound steamer. Surely her quick wits—and tongue—can convince someone to help her until her pursuers are far behind. Stuffy New York businessman Kent Bradford is shocked when a lovely redhead he’s never met suddenly introduces herself as his wife to an important business contact. Fearing a scene, he plays along . . . for the moment. But moments turn into weeks and growing attraction becomes something more. Then, only days out from New York, their ship encounters a hurricane that threatens not only their budding love, but their very lives. Book 2 of the Americana Dreaming series
Released on 2021-09-01Categories History

One Hundred and Sixty Minutes

One Hundred and Sixty Minutes

Author: William Hazelgrove

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633886988

Category: History

Page: 320

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One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately sent messages back and forth across the dark frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission. More than twenty-eight ships would be involved in the rescue of Titanic survivors along with four different countries. At the heart of the rescue are two young Marconi operators, Jack Phillips 25 and Harold Bride 22, tapping furiously and sending electromagnetic waves into the black night as the room they sat in slanted toward the icy depths and not stopping until the bone numbing water was around their ankles. Then they plunged into the water after coordinating the largest rescue operation the maritime world had ever seen and thereby saving 710 people by their efforts. The race to save the largest ship in the world from certain death would reveal both heroes and villains. It would begin at 11:40 PM on April 14, when the iceberg was struck and would end at 2:20 AM April 15, when her lights blinked out and left 1500 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Although the race to save Titanic survivors would stretch on beyond this, most people in the water would die, but the amazing thing is that of the 2229 people, 710 did not and this was the success of the Titanic rescue effort. We see the Titanic as a great tragedy but a third of the people were rescued and the only reason every man, woman, and child did not succumb to the cold depths is due to Jack Phillips and Harold McBride in an insulated telegraph room known as the Silent Room. These two men tapping out CQD and SOS distress codes while the ship took on water at the rate of 400 tons per minute from a three-hundred-foot gash would inaugurate the most extensive rescue operation in maritime history using the cutting-edge technology of the time, wireless.
Released on 2022-03-21Categories Poetry

Beyond the Rabbit Hole

Beyond the Rabbit Hole

Author: EJ Swanson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039135352

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Through lyrical poetry and sharp, insightful prose, EJ Swanson reflects on her life, questioning what it means to grow old and quietly observing contemporary culture. Beyond the Rabbit Hole is heartfelt, humorous, defiant, and wise. From Alberta to the Okanagan to Quintana Roo, Swanson takes readers on a journey through marriage and intimacy, parenthood, beautiful dreamscapes, meditation states, worn pathways of chronic pain, and so many bodies of water.
Released on 2012-07Categories Poetry

A Mind Scarred, a Heart Damaged, a Spirit Broken

A Mind Scarred, a Heart Damaged, a Spirit Broken

Author: Ron Vernon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477151983

Category: Poetry

Page: 278

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Residing in the small town in Nebraska for a little over a year now it has become a place where I call home. Diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, Major Depression, and Major Anxiety it has been a very hard and long struggle for me. Working with a therapist and psychiatrist and a support network of friends which have become a surrogate family for me; helping me to find faith and belief in myself. Still I do struggle with Self-harm among other issues. Within the pages of this book the words speak of my struggles, my ups and downs, my beliefs…and lastly…my dreams. These words which lie within these pages do not just reflect upon me but upon the global community in one way or another. May you find understanding and reflection that you are not alone.
Released on 2022-04-25Categories Fiction

A Dream of Democracy

A Dream of Democracy

Author: Helmut Siewert

Publisher: A Place In Time.Press

ISBN: 9780974541433

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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A DREAM OF DEMOCRACY is a ten-year-old boy’s escape from the Russian invasion of East Prussia at the end of WWII in January 1945. With his mother and sister aboard his aunt’s horse-drawn wagon, they fled with thousands of refugees from the barbaric Red Army. Since Hitler and the German Army failed to evacuate or protect German civilians on the Eastern-Front, they ran for their lives on the wagon train west with Russian soldiers on their heels who were determined to seek revenge from Hitler’s previous invasion of Russia––pillaging as they went, raping women of all ages and killing the men and boys.
Released on 2013-10-14Categories Religion

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Author: Cheryl Berger

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 9781490805740

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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’Tis the season to be jolly ... but not always. Some holiday hearts are a stark contradiction to the merriment the season brings. What began in 1991 as Cheryl Berger’s personal gift to family and friends has grown into the collection you now hold in your hands. These inspirational writings have been included in her family’s annual Christmas cards with the hope of bringing the recipients a little holiday cheer. Tidings of Comfort and Joy contains more than just seasonal entries, however. Some have to do with situations, circumstances, as well as the unexpected, experienced in everyday life. Bible verses have been woven like a scarlet thread throughout each piece. Some pieces are personal, and some were written for others. All were written with the purpose of encouraging hearts with the hope found in Christ. Realizing the Lord speaks to her heart through her writing, many hours have been spent seeking God for a word in due season. With a heart for hurting women, Cheryl uses words to minister hope and peace to wounded and broken hearts. If you listen carefully, you can hear songs of hope flowing throughout each piece. It is her prayer that the Lord will use the imagery penned in this collection to fill your heart with tidings of comfort and joy.
Released on 2007-05-07Categories Art

Cinema Taiwan

Cinema Taiwan

Author: Darrell William Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134125838

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 987

Following the recent success of Taiwanese film directors, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese film is raising its profile in contemporary cinema. This collection presents an exciting and ambitious foray into the cultural politics of contemporary Taiwan film that goes beyond the auterist mode, the nation-state argument and vestiges of the New Cinema. Cinema Taiwan considers the complex problems of popularity, conflicts between transnational capital and local practice, non-fiction and independent filmmaking as emerging modes of address, and new possibilities of forging vibrant film cultures embedded in national (identity) politics, gender/sexuality and community activism. Insightful and challenging, the essays in this collection will attract attention to a globally significant field of cultural production and will appeal to readers from the areas of film studies, cultural studies and Chinese culture and society.