The Titanic and the City of Widows it left Behind

The Forgotten Victims of the Fatal Voyage

Julie Cook

When Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world's focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatisations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526757166
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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When Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatisations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died.

_The Titanic and the City of Widows it Left Behind_ focuses on another group of people – the widows and children of the crew who perished on board.

Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner.

This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, whilst still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief – and why their voices have been silent for so long.

About The Author
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Julie Cook has been a journalist for over 20 years. After working in-house on top magazines such as Take a Break she became freelance and now writes regularly for titles such as the Daily Mail, The Sun, Telegraph, Bella, Red online and many more. The Titanic and the City of Widows it Left Behind is a book she has wanted to write for many years because her great-grandfather was a crew member who perished on board, leaving behind a wife and five children. Julie lives with her husband and two children in Hampshire.

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