World History

"Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First Class Passengers and Their World"

Hugh Brewster

About the Program

Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic.  The ship with 2,209 on-board included the likes of Major Archibald Butt, close advisor to President William Howard Taft to millionaire John Jacob Astor and silent film actress, Dorothy Gibson.  The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were 712 survivors.  Hugh Brewster speaks at the Boston Public Library.

About the Authors

Hugh Brewster

Hugh Brewster is the author of several books, including 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic.  For more information, visit hughbrewster.com.


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"Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First Class Passengers and Their World"

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  • Monday, August 27th at 1:30pm (ET)
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