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Titanic: Women And Children First

Title: Titanic: Women And Children First
Subtitle: Poignant Accounts Of Those Caught Up In The World's Worst Maritime Disaster
Author: Judith B. Geller, Foreword by John P. Eaton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York & London
Published: 1998
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393046664
ISBN-13: 9780393046663

Book Description

Titanic : women and children first - A commemoration of the women and children involved in the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. The book is concerned with how they were a microcosm of society at the turn of the century when survival in life, as on this doomed ship, depended much too often on social class.

Each passenger section - first, second and third class - is introduced with a brief overview on the conventions of post-Edwardian society. Included are personal interviews with survivors and their relatives; the passengers' own voices as recorded in diaries, letters and newspapers; biographies of the women and children, and male passengers or crew with whom they had contact; photographs of artefacts, where possible linked to their owners; period postcards, advertisements and photographs, together with Titanic sales brochures, tickets and baggage checks. There is also a passenger list, a chart of women and children who were saved or perished, and Titanic-related addresses.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by John P. Eaton
  • Preface

Part One: First Class All The Way

  • Bess Daniels Allison, her children Helen Loraine and Hudson Trevor, and Nurse Cleaver
  • Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon
  • Madeleine Force Astor
  • Ida Hippach and her daughter Jean
  • Helen Churchill Candee
  • Edith Corse Evans
  • Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown
  • Emma Ward Bucknell
  • Helen Walton Bishop
  • Lily May Futrelle
  • Irene Wallach Harris
  • Hélène Baxter, her daughter Mary Hélène Douglas, son Quigg, and Berthe de Villiers
  • Dorothy Gibson and her mother Pauline
  • Maria Josefa Peñasco
  • Nöelle, Countess of Rothes
  • Eloise Hughes Smith
  • Charlotte Drake Cardeza
  • Edith L. Rosenbaum (Russell)
  • Emily Ryerson, her daughters Suzette and Emily, and son, Jack
  • Eleanor Elkins Widener
  • Ida Blun Straus

Part Two: Second To Some

  • Michel Navratil ("Hoffman") and his sons Michel and Edmond
  • Juliette Laroche and her daughters Simonne and Louise
  • Marion Wright, Kate Buss, and Elizabeth Watt and her daughter Bertha
  • Edwina Troutt
  • Susan Webber
  • Mary Davis
  • Annie Clemmer Funk
  • Marshall Drew and his Aunt Lulu Drew
  • Charlotte Collyer and her daughter Marjorie
  • Esther Hart and her daughter Eva
  • Elizabeth Brown and her daughter Edith
  • Elizabeth Ramell Nye
  • Jane Quick and her daughters Winifred and Phyllis
  • Kate Phillips


  • Emily Goldsmith and her son Frank
  • Rosa `Rhoda' Abbott and her sons Rossmore and Eugene
  • Amy Stanley
  • Louise Kink and her daughter Louise Elin Hakkarainen, Anna Turja, Alice Johnson and her Children
  • Harold and Eleanor, and Laina Heikkinen
  • Margaret Devaney
  • Leah Aks and her son Philip
  • Georgette Dean and her children Bertram and Millvina
  • Austin Van Billiard and his sons James and Walter
  • Catherine Peter (Joseph) and her children
  • Michael and Mary
  • Jamilia and Elias Nicola (Yarred)
  • Celiney Yasbeck

Women and children last: the families

  • Andersson, Danbom, Asplund, Goodwin, Lefebre, Palsson, Rice, Sage and Skoog


  • 1 Survival Rate by Class
  • 2 Titanic Passenger List, 10 April 1912 by Michael A. Findlay
  • Acknowledgements
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC control no.: 98034274
Type of material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal name: Geller, Judith B.
Main title: Titanic : women and children first / Judith B. Geller ; foreword by John P. Eaton.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Published/Created: New York : Norton, 1998.
Description: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN: 0393046664
Notes: "Poignant accounts of those caught up in the world’s worst maritime disaster."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.
Subjects: Titanic (Steamship) --History.
Shipwrecks --North Atlantic Ocean --History.
LC classification: G530.T6 G45 1998
Dewey class no.: 910/.91634


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