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Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
by Steven Biel
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0393316769, Paperback)The largest movable object ever constructed by man when it was launched, the supposedly unsinkable Titanic has inspired novels, songs, poetry, movies, and even a mysterious black stoker named Shine who never existed on the actual ship. Steven Biel traces all these avatars and explores the social and cultural myths that the disaster gave rise to--and destroyed. The recent attempts to raise the Titanic's wreckage have demonstrated that the myths have not lost their power.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:51 -0400)
The author examines the many ways in which the sinking of the Titanic influenced social thinking, sermons, songs, theater, and journalism.
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