EARLY MORNING ON APRIL 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her glorious maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Thus the ship declared to be unsinkable was lost in one of the most infamous tragedies in history. Even now, a century later, the events surrounding the Titanic continue to haunt and intrigue us.
Critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices of Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster to bring the horrors of that terrible night to life. There’s nine-year-old Frankie Goldsmith; Violet Jessop, a young stewardess; Jack Thayer, an American high school senior; Colonel Archibald Gracie, a well-to-do gentleman; William Murdoch, a brave seaman; Charlotte Collyer, a young mother on her way to start a new life; and many others. Their recollections are filled with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and fascinating historical details.
About Deborah Hopkinson
Deborah Hopkinson's most recent book is the ALA Award-Winning Apples to Oregon. Her other titles include Under the Quilt of NIght (Also illustrated by James E. Ransome) and Fannie in the Kitchen. She lives in Oregon.
About Mark Bramhall
Mark Bramhall has been acting professionally since 1966. He has appeared off-Broadway, at numerous leading regional theatres and in 30 productions at Los Angeles' celebrated repertory company, A Noise Within, where he is a Resident Artist. Favorite (recent) roles: Lucky in Waiting For Godot, Harpagon in The Miser, Charles in Blithe Spirit, and Howard in Picnic. His awards and nominations include Dramalogue, Ovation, Garland, LA Weekly, L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Robby honors.
About Peter Altschuler
Peter Altschuler’s been telling stories for decades—on TV, the Internet, and the stage; in audio recordings; by the bedside of his children; and even in print. He’s part of a family that played in vaudeville, changed the sound of rock radio, and paved the way for music video. When he isn’t performing, Peter writes, directs, and produces. His recent recording of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson won rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
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