Books by or about Titanic Passengers


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A look through BiblioFind.com's offerings (and those of BookFinder.com)can surely turn up some gems for the Titanic bibliophile!!! Here are a few of the things I just found and wanted to pass along:


COLENAL JOHN JACOB ASTOR IV -

"A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future" (1st ed., 1894) - $60-475


LAWRENCE BEESLEY -

"The Loss of the S.S. Titanic" (1912) - $295-390


MAJOR ARCHIBALD W. BUTT -

"Both Sides of the Shield" (1st ed., w/ dj, 1912) - $135

"Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt" (2 vols, 1930) - $50-60


HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE -

"Decorative Styles and Periods" (1st ed., 1906) - $25

"The Tapestry Book" (1912) - $25-95


LUCY, LADY DUFF GORDON (LUCILE) -

"Discretions and Indiscretions" (1932) - $185


JACQUES FUTRELLE -

"High Hand" (1911) - $20

"My Lady's Garter" (1912) - $20-50

"The Thinking Machine" (various reprints) - $14.50


MAY FUTRELLE -

"Secretary of Frivolous Affairs" (1st ed., 1911) - $75


COLENAL ARCHIBALD GRACIE -

"The Truth About Chickamauga" (1911) - $55

"The Truth About the Titanic (1913) - $225


FRANK D. MILLET -

"The Expedition to the Philippines" (1st ed., 1899) - $360

"Sebastopol" by Leo Tolstoi, translated by Millet (1st ed., 1887) - $49.95


WILLIAM THOMAS STEAD -

"Are We in the Right? An Appeal to Honest Men" (1899) - $63

"Borderland" (reprints) - $15-25

"The Life and Letters of W.T. Stead" (2 vols, 1922) - $50

"Review of Reviews" (bound vol, Jan-June 1902) - $25

"Review of Reviews" (bound vol, Jan-June 1904)

"Satan's Invisible World Displayed (Or Despairing Democracy)" (1897) - $85

"The Truth About Russia" (1888) - $78

"The United States and Europe on the Eve of the Parliament of Peace" (1st ed., 1899) - $62
 

Mike Herbold

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Thanks for that, Randy. Now I've got to find a second job. Or win the lottery.

Pat Cook is probably the only one of us who needs an original Beesley. The new Mariner Book softback reprint at $13 is good enough for me. It's too bad there isn't enough interest to have some of the others books you mentioned reprinted.

I found a fairly decent first edition of Archie Butts Letters awhile back. A second edition, if there was one, is probably more rare.

Don't know if this true, but I heard somewhere that bibliofind is just that -- a finder. They are not like ABEbooks or Amazon, which is a listing of what different stores have in stock -- rather, they find the books, mark them up, and then pass them on. I may be way off base here on my facts, but I do know that it definitely pays to shop around a bit.
 
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Mike,

That's for sure. I would love to own all of the books but they're so expensive. I just thought I'd let people know what books are out there of interest concerning Titanic people.

I had no idea re: most of these books. I just punched in the names of the more famous people and was really surprised by some of the ones that popped up. I never knew JJ Astor wrote a romance novel!!! Not only that but this book is a futuristic story set in our very own year 2000!!! How wierd is that?

I also never knew Frank Millet translated Tolstoi?!!! Or that Major Butt had just published a memoir? The Titanic passengers were truly some incredibly accomplished people.

Randy
 

George Behe

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Randy Bigham wrote:

>I also never knew ..... that Major Butt
>had just published a memoir?

Hi, Randy!

Thanks for listing all of those books written by 'Titanic personalities', old chap -- it's nice to have so much information assembled together in one place. (Major Butt's book is a novel rather than a memoir, though; I haven't read my copy yet, but it looks to be about a newspaper reporter who goes to Georgia to report on the lifestyle there.)

Mike Herbold wrote:

>I found a fairly decent first edition of Archie >Butts Letters awhile
>back. A second edition, if there was one, is >probably more rare.

Hi, Mike!

You probably already know this, but in addition to "Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt," an earlier volume was published by the same editor (Abbott): "The Letters of Archie Butt." This latter book covers Butt's letters that were written during the Roosevelt administration.

All my best,

George
 

Phillip Gowan

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If you want to read some really boring stuff, Gilbert Milligan Tucker left behind him a legacy of about 6 of the worst books you can imagine. I bought copies of each--just to have them--they seem to run about $1.00 each.

Phillip
 
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George,

Thanks for the correction on Butt's book. So he did a novel too? What a lit fest these guys must have had on board!

Phillip,

Tucker's books are novels, too, I'm thinking? "Dime novels" - meaning yuck - I guess?

Randy
 

Mike Herbold

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Phil:
Shame on you for writing disparaging remarks about Gilbert Tucker -- he's one of my California-related passengers. He must have sold a lot of dime novels to retire near Carmel. Tell me where to buy these 6 books for a dollar each and all is forgiven.
Mike
 

Phillip Gowan

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Actually, they are mostly economic/linguistic in nature. One is called "The Self-Supporting City"--another is some sort of tome about the proper use of the English language. I have 6 books by him, can't remember the other names and haven't unpacked them since my move. Save your money.

Phillip
 

Dave Gittins

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Astor's "A Journey in Other Worlds" is available as a free download from the Gutenberg Project. It's amazingly prophetic. How about his traffic cops with speed cameras!
 

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