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A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

Category: HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Format: Trade paper with French flaps, 208 pages
Pub Date: Spring 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-282-5
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Albert and Sylvia Caldwell were one of those rare Titanic families who lived through the tragedy at sea. Their lucky rescue aboard the Lifeboat 13 is told for the first time here. But the trip was only one part of a bigger nightmare. The Caldwells has been Presbyterian missionaries in Bangkok, Siam, but fled in what they described as a desperate journey around the world to save Sylvia’s health. Fellow missionaries, however, believed that the couple had plotted to renege on their contract at financial loss to the church. Not even sinking Titanic ended the hunt for the Caldwells. A Rare Titanic Family follows all the true-life plot twists of a family who successfully fled aboard the Titanic but never could get out from under the shadow the ship cast over them.

* Author Julie Williams so thoroughly researched A Rare Titanic Family that she produced a documented edition with over 700 footnotes. NewSouth advised that this edition might be prohibitive for general readership, so Williams agreed to write a detailed essay describing her sources, which appears instead of the footnotes in the edition sold above and in bookstores and in ebook format. Readers interested in purchasing Williams’s original, fully-footnoted volume in print or digital form are invited to call NewSouth Books at 334-834-3556 to place an order; the footnoted version is available only direct from NewSouth. The text and images are otherwise the same in both books.

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