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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers.  The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before.    The Titanic has often been called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely-seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Yet here too is a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. And here we also experience the rustle of elegant undergarments as first-class ladies proceed down the grand staircase in their soigné evening gowns, some of them designed by Lady Duff Gordon, the celebrated couterière, who was also on board.      Another well-known passenger was the artist Frank Millet, who led an astonishing life that seemed to encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy in the Civil War to being the man who made Chicago’s White City white for the 1893 World Exposition. His traveling companion Major Archibald Butt was President Taft’s closest aide and was returning home for a grueling fall election campaign that his boss was expected to lose. Today, both of these once-famous men are almost forgotten, but their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a name that she was never called during her lifetime.        Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life within these pages. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

Hardcover:

9781410447852, titled "Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World" | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 23, 2012), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers.
9780307984708, titled "Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World" | Crown Pub, March 27, 2012, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers.

Paperback:

9780307984814, titled "Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World" | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, March 26, 2013), cover price $15.00

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Paperback:

9788426420268 | Italian edition edition (Lumen Editorial, February 16, 2012), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Did you know that the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the United States was discovered in New Jersey? Or that the Great Plains used to be swarming with swimming sea monsters? Readers can imagine what was in their own backyards seventy million years ago as they read this one-of-a-kind dino adventure...read more
By Alan Barnard (illustrator) and Hugh Brewster

School and Library:

9780810970991 | Harry N Abrams Inc, April 1, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Did you know that the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the United States was discovered in New Jersey?

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As the model for John Singer Sargent's latest work, young Kate Millet finds it hard to keep still during the long painting process, but when her father's friend arrives with his two daughters and begin to share her spotlight, young Kate's disappointment is hard to conceal.
By Hugh Brewster and John Singer Sargent (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781554531370 | Kids Can Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: As the model for John Singer Sargent's latest work, young Kate Millet finds it hard to keep still during the long painting process, but when her father's friend arrives with his two daughters and they begin to share her spotlight, young Kate's disappointment is hard to conceal.

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Presents the life and accomplishments of Joseph Bologne, the racially-mixed son of a French aristocrat, who became a famous fencing champion, a violinist, composer, and a colonel in the French army in 1792, during France's war with Austria.
By Hugh Brewster and Eric Velasquez (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780810957206 | Harry N Abrams Inc, December 1, 2006, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Presents the life and accomplishments of Joseph Bologne, the racially-mixed son of a French aristocrat, who became a famous fencing champion, a violinist, composer, and a colonel in the French army in 1792, during France's war with Austria.

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A lavishly illustrated volume provides an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the world's most captivating princesses including Mary, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, Anastasia, and many others, by detailing royal life, family turmoil, and tragic events of battle and betrayal. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780060294809 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Provides a glimpse into the lives of the world's most captivating princesses, including Mary, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Anastasia.

Library:

9780060001599 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2001, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: Provides a glimpse into the lives of the world's most captivating princesses, including Mary, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Anastasia.

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Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic, accompanied by illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

Paperback:

9780439042963 | Reprint edition (Scholastic, February 1, 1999), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Answers questions about the wreck of the Titanic

Prebinding:

9780613115063 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $20.85 | About this edition: Answers questions about the wreck of the Titanic

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Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic. Includes illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

Hardcover:

9780590187305 | Scholastic, December 1, 1998, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Presents information about the sinking of the Titanic

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Product Description: The tragedy of the Titanic is chillingly present in the details: that the sea was calm and the night moonless; that the orchestra played "Songe d'Automne" as the icy water rose. Drawn from the archives of the Titanic Historical Society, The Titanic Collection uses real documents authentically reproduced to paint a riveting portrait of life on board...read more

Hardcover:

9780811820523 | Collectors edition (Chronicle Books Llc, November 1, 1998), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The tragedy of the Titanic is chillingly present in the details: that the sea was calm and the night moonless; that the orchestra played "Songe d'Automne" as the icy water rose.

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In a scrapbook derived from journals, letters, photographs, and watercolor paintings, the life of the last Russian princess is painstakingly recreated, providing glimpses into her home life, the revolution, and her family's subsequent captivity.

Hardcover:

9780786802920 | Hyperion, October 1, 1996, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A scrapbook derived from journals, letters, photographs, and watercolor paintings provides glimpes into the life of the youngest daughter of Russia's last tsar

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