The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

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Book
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ISBN 10
0763637033 
ISBN 13
9780763637033 
Category
Middle School  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
Publication Year
2011 
Publisher
Pages
480 
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Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope--twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force.Millionaire John Jacob Astor hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal. A beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers the first stirrings of love. And an ancient iceberg glides south, anticipating its fateful encounter. The voices in this remarkable re-creation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations, from Margaret ("the unsinkable Molly") Brown to the captain who went down with his ship; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of marks. Slipping in telegraphs, undertaker's reports, and other records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power.Extensive back matter includes: Author's noteMorse code with messages to decipherTitanic miscellany Bibliography, articles, periodicals, government documents, discography - from Amzon 
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