Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
Her life of the RMS Titanic was brief - she sank just five days after embarking on her maiden voyage - but her legacy has been great. The story of the Titanic has been captured in countless songs, films, and books, and it has become embedded in our collective consciousness. But what makes the story of the Titanic so compelling? Of all the storied ships throughout history, why has this particular ship captured our imagination?
Earlier this year on the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Shelagh spoke with two authors who have written books about the ship for young people. Sarah Ellis' book is entitled Dear Canada: That Fatal Night. Hugh Brewster's book is called I am Canada: Deadly Voyage. Hugh also recently published a book for adults about the Titanic and some of her famous passengers. It's called RMS Titanic: Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage.
Shelagh's conversation with authors Sarah Ellis and Hugh Brewster bubbled with remarkable stories, fascinating details, and insights into why the story of the Titanic has resonated through generations. We offer you this full length version of their conversation as a TNC special. We hope you enjoy.