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How to Survive the Titanic - Or, the Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

Frances Wilson

On the terrifying, chaotic night of April 14, 1912, while the Titanic was sinking, Bruce J. Ismay, the ship's owner, made a decision that would save his life - and end it. Ismay boarded a lifeboat meant for women and children, and within days became The Most Talked-of Man in the World. Branded a coward, he became a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Joseph Conrad's legendary eponymous character, Lord Jim. How to Survive the Titanic interweaves numerous historical accounts and sources with insights drawn from Conrad's novels. Unlike other survivors, this pivotal figure never again spoke about the Titanic. This intriguing history offers a sympathetic yet clear eyed explanation why - important lessons all of us need to survive the tragedies and choices of our own lives.

On the terrifying, chaotic night of April 14, 1912, while the Titanic was sinking, Bruce J. Ismay, the ship's owner, made a decision that would save his life - and end it. Ismay boarded a lifeboat meant for women and children, and within days became The Most Talked-of Man in the World. Branded a coward, he became a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Joseph Conrad's legendary eponymous character, Lord Jim. How to Survive the Titanic interweaves numerous historical accounts and sources with insights drawn from Conrad's novels. Unlike other survivors, this pivotal figure never again spoke about the Titanic. This intriguing history offers a sympathetic yet clear eyed explanation why - important lessons all of us need to survive the tragedies and choices of our own lives.
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On the terrifying, chaotic night of April 14, 1912, while the Titanic was sinking, Bruce J. Ismay, the ship's owner, made a decision that would save his life - and end it. Ismay boarded a lifeboat meant for women and children, and within days became The Most Talked-of Man in the World. Branded a coward, he became a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Joseph Conrad's legendary eponymous character, Lord Jim. How to Survive the Titanic interweaves numerous historical accounts and sources with insights drawn from Conrad's novels. Unlike other survivors, this pivotal figure never again spoke about the Titanic. This intriguing history offers a sympathetic yet clear eyed explanation why - important lessons all of us need to survive the tragedies and choices of our own lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

58:56


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:21:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:58:01


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:17:36


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:11:16


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:16:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:11:53


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

56:53


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

05:00


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

00:49