The Crown of Thorns

Author:Jason FRY

Publisher:12-21

ISBN:282386606X

Total Pages:305

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La suite tant attendue de la nouvelle trilogie Star Wars ! IL Y A BIEN LONGTEMPS, DANS UNE GALAXIE LOINTAINE, TRÈS LOINTAINE.... Des cendres de l'Empire s'est élevée une nouvelle menace pour la liberté : l'impitoyable Premier Ordre. Heureusement, des héros ont pris les armes, prêts à sacrifier jusqu'à leur vie pour la cause : Rey, l'orpheline chez qui la Force est si puissante, Finn, l'ancien stormtrooper qui se dresse contre ses maîtres, et Poe Dameron, l'impétueux pilote d'X-wings, ont été rassemblés par le destin pour combattre côte à côte au sein de la Résistance. Mais Snoke, le Suprême Leader du Premier Ordre, et Kylo Ren, son bras armé, ont rassemblé des forces supérieures en nombre et déchaînent une puissance de feu dévastatrice à travers la galaxie. Face à un tel ennemi, les champions du Côté Lumineux risquent l'extinction. Leur seul espoir repose sur une légende perdue : le Maître Jedi Luke Skywalker.

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George Lucas, une vie

Author:Brian Jay Jones

Publisher:Hachette Pratique

ISBN:201117175X

Total Pages:560

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Enfant de Modesto, petite ville californienne, George Lucas est sans aucun doute l’incarnation de la réussite américaine : qu’importe les obstacles, les détracteurs, tout est possible, tant qu’on y croit. Une chance pour les millions de fans qu’il a fait rêver à travers le monde, de la naissance de Star Wars à la création d’Indiana Jones, en passant par American Graffiti : GEORGE LUCAS Y A CRU.

54 minutes

Author:Marieke Nijkamp,Valérie Drouet

Publisher:Hachette Romans

ISBN:2016259574

Total Pages:304

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10 h 08 – KEVIN Mec, il se passe quoi ? Réponds-moi ! 10 h 09 – SYLVIA Tyler est revenu 10 h 11 – MATT. Claire j’ai trop peur. Il tire sur les gens. Qu’est-ce que je fais ? CLAIRE DÉCROCHE S’IL TE PLAÎT ! 10 h 27 – AUTUMN Ça ne peut pas être vrai. Ça ne peut pas être Ty. Ça ne peut pas être mon frère. 10 h 30 – TYLER Aujourd’hui vous m’appartenez tous. Aujourd’hui vous allez m’écouter.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author:Sarah Janssen

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:160057212X

Total Pages:1008

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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back at athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

5 Minutes with the Psalms and the Wisdom Books

Author:Lou DelFra,Ann Primus Berends

Publisher:Ave Maria Press

ISBN:1594717109

Total Pages:192

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Continuing the tradition of 5 Minutes with Christ and 5 Minutes with the Saints, this uplifting book of meditations by members of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame draws on inspiration from the Psalms, Proverbs, and the books of Wisdom in the Bible. These timeless insights of scripture can provide inspiration and encouragement for all of those on the front lines of Catholic education. Written by teachers for teachers, this book is a valuable resource not only for teachers, but also for pastors, principals, administrators, and school board members as they seek to motivate others and to reflect on their own role in education. More than seventy meditations will help you get back in touch with Jesus, the source of all wisdom who gives meaning and coherence to your life as a teacher. With contributions from teachers who work in a variety of subject areas at all levels of elementary and high school, 5 Minutes with the Psalmsand the Wisdom Books will be a welcome reminder of the dignity of the teaching vocation and a gentle source of encouragement for educators struggling to meet the needs of their students each day.

The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 2

Author:Jonathan Wilkins

Publisher:Titan

ISBN:1785855964

Total Pages:178

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Inside the greatest movie saga of them all. From interviews with the cast and crew to expert analysis of the characters from leading Star Wars writers, this book showcases the Star Wars phenomenon in exhaustive detail. This essential collection features the exclusive true story of George Lucas¡¯ struggle to bring Star Wars to the big screen, and how his love of fast-moving vehicles shaped the saga. A must have for Star Wars fans, this retrospective also includes the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Attack of the Clones, Mark Hamill on life at a Star Wars convention, and what it was really like to work with Jabba the Hutt.

The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Enhanced Edition)

Author:J. W. Rinzler

Publisher:Ballantine Group

ISBN:034554336X

Total Pages:372

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This enhanced eBook transforms The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. Rinzler: • 28 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video* • 29 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew • New bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga. Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here’s the inside scoop on: • the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan • the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda • the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft—from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers • the construction of a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios • the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz’s breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda • the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. *Video may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.

Doug Pratt's DVD

Author:Douglas Pratt

Publisher:UNET 2 Corporation

ISBN:1932916016

Total Pages:N.A

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Doug Pratt is the leading reviewer of DVDs, a contributor to Rolling Stone, and editor and publisher of The DVD-Laserdisc Newsletter. Choice says, "Pratt's writing is amusing, comprehensive and informative." Rolling Stone calls this two-volume set, "the gold standard on all things DVD." The set is unique in giving space to non-feature-film DVDs, the fastest growing area of the market. Not just a reference book, it's also good reading.

G.I. Zombie: A Star-Spangled War Stories Vol. 1

Author:Jimmy Palmiotti,Justin Gray

Publisher:DC

ISBN:140126221X

Total Pages:169

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Jared Kabe died in service to his country. Now he's back to do it again...and again...and again! Codename G.I. Zombie is the best soldier the U.S. Army has. He's been in countless combat situations, survived torture at the hands of the most sadistic of men, and has years of training. His partner, Carmen King, has herself been hardened after three tours overseas-a skilled soldier in her own right, though even she can get queasy with an undead ally. Together, the pair is assigned to infiltrate a group of gun-running bikers in Mississippi. What they find is something far worse: a group of exceedingly well-connected anti-government radicals with a cache of chemical weapons hell-bent on tearing down America so they can build her back up again. And when a missile carrying this biological agent lands in a small Tennessee town, Jared is faced with a new horror: that he might no longer be the only zombie around! The fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) join artist Scott Hampton (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER) to revive a classic title with a horror twist in G.I. ZOMBIE: A STAR SPANGLED WAR STORY! Collects STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #1-8.

The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling: 5 Novels & 440+ Short Stories, Complete Poetry, Historical Works and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated)

Author:Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026843789

Total Pages:7500

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling: 5 Novels & 440+ Short Stories, Complete Poetry, Historical Works and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Other Poems Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 – 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Star Wars

Author:Robbie Thompson

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302519700

Total Pages:136

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Collects Star Wars: Target Vader #1-6. Darth Vader vs. bounty hunters! The Dark Lord of the Sith is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of the Empire’s rule. But little does he know that he too is being targeted — by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all! Led by fallen Imperial Officer Beilert Valance, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to score the biggest bounty of their lives. Valance and Dengar seek the perfect weapon to kill the Sith Lord — and they’ll need it when Vader turns the tables and corners them! But what happens when both the hunters and the hunted uncover the dark secrets behind the criminal syndicate known only as the Hidden Hand?

Buffy in the Classroom

Author:Jodie A. Kreider,Meghan K. Winchell

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:0786462140

Total Pages:231

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This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain—and encourage further discussion of—television’s narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

Five Minutes Longer - A World War II Story

Author:Siddhant Joshi

Publisher:One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN:9352011430

Total Pages:N.A

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"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson September 1942: The once unstoppable German Army has been halted in Russia. The German advance in Africa is no longer the threat it was. For the first time since 1939, there is hope for the Allies. But there have been no decisive victories on the ground since Operation Crusader. The Commandos, an elite fighting force, called upon to conduct daring operations behind enemy lines, like Operation Chariot, have brought hope back to beleaguered Britain with their hard won successes. But the war is far from over. And Winston Churchill warns his country, ‘It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning’. Captain Jimmy McKay of the Commandos, and his men, must fight against great odds to snatch elusive victory in the face of deep personal loss. Though time and history have marched on since those years when the fate of the free world hung in precarious balance, the deeds of valour of the many unsung heroes who fought and fell for the cause, continue to fill our hearts and minds.

Black Hawk Down

Author:Mark Bowden

Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN:9781555846046

Total Pages:400

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Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. The following morning, eighteen Americans were dead and more than seventy had been badly wounded. Drawing on interviews from both sides, army records, audiotapes, and videos (some of the material is still classified), Bowden’s minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern combat ever written—a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.

The Social Media Reader

Author:Michael Mandiberg

Publisher:NYU Press

ISBN:081476407X

Total Pages:299

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With the rise of web 2.0 and social media platforms taking over vast tracts of territory on the internet, the media landscape has shifted drastically in the past 20 years, transforming previously stable relationships between media creators and consumers. The Social Media Reader is the first collection to address the collective transformation with pieces on social media, peer production, copyright politics, and other aspects of contemporary internet culture from all the major thinkers in the field. Culling a broad range and incorporating different styles of scholarship from foundational pieces and published articles to unpublished pieces, journalistic accounts, personal narratives from blogs, and whitepapers, The Social Media Reader promises to be an essential text, with contributions from Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Clay Shirky, Tim O'Reilly, Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, and Fred von Loehmann, to name a few. It covers a wide-ranging topical terrain, much like the internet itself, with particular emphasis on collaboration and sharing, the politics of social media and social networking, Free Culture and copyright politics, and labor and ownership. Theorizing new models of collaboration, identity, commerce, copyright, ownership, and labor, these essays outline possibilities for cultural democracy that arise when the formerly passive audience becomes active cultural creators, while warning of the dystopian potential of new forms of surveillance and control.

Defending America

Author:James M. Lindsay,Michael E. O'Hanlon

Publisher:Brookings Institution Press

ISBN:0815798679

Total Pages:200

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Arms control and missile defense are once again at the forefront of the American national security agenda. Not surprisingly, the debate has broken down along well-worn lines. Arms control advocates dismiss the idea of missile defense as a dangerous and costly folly. Missile defense advocates argue that the U.S. should move aggressively to defend itself against missile attack. With clear and lively prose free of partisan rhetoric, Defending America provides reliable, factual analysis of the missile defense debate. Written for a general audience, it assesses the current and likely future missile threat to the United States, examines relevant technologies, and suggests how America's friends and foes would react to a decision to build a national missile defense. Lindsay and O'Hanlon reject calls for large-scale systems as well as proposals to do nothing, instead arguing for a limited national missile defense.

33 Minutes

Author:Todd Hasak-Lowy

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442445025

Total Pages:224

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Will Sam’s best friend turn out to be a bully? He’s about to find out in this “strong and refreshingly straightforward” (School Library Journal) MAX novel. Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his former best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, to his face and with three witnesses nearby, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.” All that’s standing between Sam and this unfortunate butt-kicking is the last few minutes of social studies and his lunch period. But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? How did this happen just a few months after TAMADE (The Absolutely Most Amazing Day Ever), when they became the greatest Alien Wars video game team in the history of great Alien Wars teams? And once the clock ticks down, will Morgan actually act on his threat? Told with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and achingly real emotional truth, 33 Minutes shows how even the best of friendships can change forever.

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda #5)

Author:Tom Angleberger

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1613126255

Total Pages:208

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In Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, the war against the FunTime Menace—aka test prep—wages on at McQuarrie Middle School. Our heroes have already won one battle, with the help of surprising ally Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they’re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. With pressure from great forces—the school board—will this former enemy join the Rebellion, or will her transformation into Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete? With this topical episode, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his “grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on” (Scripps Howard News Service). Praise for Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! "Fans will devour this satisfying and nicely realistic conclusion to the story set up in the previous volume. Characters grow, and non–Star Wars pop-culture references seep in. Readers new to the series are advised to go back to the beginning; they won’t regret it." --Kirkus Reviews "These books are more popular than a working droid on Tatooine. Expect the usual army of young Jedis to come out swinging for a copy." --Booklist

Finding Lost

Author:Nikki Stafford

Publisher:ECW Press

ISBN:1554905591

Total Pages:279

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Nikki Stafford's series - the only complete episode-by-episode guide to Lost - continues its exploration of the deeper meanings behind every episode of this critical and commercial success. The season five instalment will included analyses on how John Locke could become Jeremy Bentham (and what it means to the show's overriding themes) and chapters on literary references like Stephen King's The Stand and James Joyce's Ulysses. Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of the new season on location in Hawaii.

The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind

Author:Julie Cook

Publisher:Pen and Sword History

ISBN:1526757176

Total Pages:176

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“Harrowing and emotional . . . A tribute to the enduring power of family. The story of the disaster’s widows uplifts and devastates in equal measure.” —Gareth Russell, author of The Ship of Dreams When the Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatizations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died. The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind focuses on another group of people—the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on the Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner. This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, while still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief—and why their voices have been silent for so long. “The sinking of the Titanic has produced a wealth of books, articles, films and TV documentaries, all of which have given very little thought to the dependents and friends of those who lost their lives in this ocean tragedy. A moving and involving story that corrects this neglect, told by a descendant of a Titanic widow . . . How most of them survived the grief and grinding hardship is a story worth the telling, as are the stories of those who did not survive the crushing pressures.” —Firetrench