Title: Down With the Old Canoe : A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster. 3rd pbk.
Publisher:  Norton & Company, New York, 1997, ISBN:0393316769
Seller ID: 96739
BIEL, Steven. Down With the Old Canoe : A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster. New York: Norton & Company, (1997). Third Norton Paperback. Pp. (6),vii,(5),3-300,(2), including 16 pp of photographs, illustrations and facsimilies. 8vo, ill. black card covers. "Everyone found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the Titanic -- suffragists and their opponents; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of technology and modern life; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folk singers, preachers and poets. Like today's sensational news stories, symbolizing very differnt things to different people, the Titanic has become an emblematic tale -- one that continues its grip on the public imagination to this day." - from the rear cover. Contents: Foreword: Nature Jeers at Our Folly; 1. April 1912; 2. The Rule of the Sea and Land; 3.Mammon; Interword: A Noble Structure of Enduring Stone; 4. Unknown and Uns ung; 5. A Night to Remember; 6. Enthusiasts; 7. Mission to Destiny; Afterword: Rearranging Deck Chairs. Vg. 10.00