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Unseen Lusitania

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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780752497051
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Published: History Press - May 1st, 2015

A definitive look at the great Cunarder, lost to a German torpedo on a sunny May afternoon in 1915. The author's informative text is accompanied by a remarkable collection of rare photographs of the Lusitania, once the fastest ship in the world. Vintage photos of the liner's lavish interiors, her passengers on that fateful last voyage, and the debris on the floor of the Atlantic are all included. This is an ideal source for expanding knowledge acquired by reading Erik Larson's Dead Wake. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307742322
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Published: Vintage Books - September 9th, 2014

Ballooning, from ancient China to today, concentrating on the 19th century men and women – explorers, scientists, geographers, writers, adventurers – who took to the sky. An exhilarating, marvelous book from the outstanding biographer and author of the Northshire favorite, The Age of Wonder. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life by Tom Lewis - Book Review

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Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780801478222
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Published: Cornell University Press - May 21st, 2013

Local author and a great read about the landscape of the U.S. and its transformation after Route 66.


He's going on about that ship again

People kid me here at the Northshire about my -- shall we say -- fixation on the Titanic. I'm making a conscious effort not to bring it up in conversations. (You might be surprised at how many connections can be drawn between the ship and any number of current events.) A blog is different and no one has to read it if they don't want to. So there.

We had a Titanic event recently at the store in which I got to share the stage with Katherine Howe, whose intriguing and atmospheric new novel, The House of Velvet and Glass, incorporates the sinking of the liner in 1912 into its narrative.

Our store event took place on the 100th anniversary of the disaster and Ms. Howe graciously devoted most of her time -- and her considerable expertise on the subject -- to the great White Star ship. Her book is a minutely detailed exploration of societal manners, morals, and decor at the turn of the century and it contains a neat twist that I kept reminding myself not to refer to. But that afternoon belonged to the Titanic. (READ MORE)

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781401342005
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 29th, 2013

Life after a particularly bad night

I would rather die a hundred times than go through such an experience and live. -- Thomas Patrick Dillon, crew member RMS Titanic

There goes your beautiful nightdress. -- Lady Duff Gordon, first class passenger, to her maid.

Among the new books released to coincide with the centennial of the demise of the largest moving object on earth is one by Andrew Wilson called Shadow of the Titanic. Wilson's premise is as elementary as his exposition is persuasive: The survivors of the most momentous shipwreck in history had to go on living with the memory of April 15, 1912 fixed firmly in their minds. It was, to coin a tired phrase, easier said than done for a great many of them. Living with it was difficult, but forgetting it was impossible. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9781451671575
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Published: Atria Books - March 26th, 2013

Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

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ISBN: 9781451671575
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Published: Atria Books - March 26th, 2013

Living with the memory of the night of April 15, 1912 was difficult for most of the survivors of the Titanic, but forgetting it was impossible. This is a collection of histories of some of the prominent players in the epic drama in the North Atlantic: John Jacob Astor's 18-year old widow, J. Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, Edith Russell, who became obsessed with the tragedy, and the Duff Gordons who found themselves embroiled in a vicious scandal after they escaped the liner in a lifeboat that contained only 12 people. Fascinating stories of endurance, triumph, and tragedy. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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