The Story of Titanic's Chairman Ismay
From the Set Titanic Stories
Compelling narrative nonfiction text introduces Joseph Bruce Ismay, the president of the company that owned the Titanic, including details about his survival story and questions about his responsibility for the disaster. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, historical photos, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.
- The Grandest Ship
- Iceberg Ahead
- Terror at Sea
- Guilt and Blame
- Source Notes
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Titanic Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016
Titanic Stories series. Providing a wealth of in-depth information, intimate details, and lesser-known facts about the Titanic, this series explores every aspect of the doomed voyage in readable narratives. With a focus on the perspectives of individual travelers, each book is aided by its use of primary source quotes (footnoted and cited at book’s end) and archival photographs. Reading list. Glos., ind.
A noteworthy review of Titanic Stories from Booklist on April 1, 2016
The Titanic Stories series investigates this maritime disaster from different perspectives, and this volume takes a close look at J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Line, the company that built the Titanic. Engaging narrative prose describes Ismay’s excitement upon boarding the great ship on April 12, 1912—the culmination of five years’ work and planning. Captioned black-and-white photos show the Titanic at various stages of completion, as well as Ismay and some of the crew. When describing the wreck, Jones focuses on the ship’s overwhelmed wireless operator and poor emergency protocols, explaining how Ismay’s overconfidence in the Titanic’s ‘unsinkable’ nature resulted in increased casualties (not enough lifeboats or evacuation drills). A final chapter discusses the U.S. Senate inquiry held to establish culpability for the disaster, and Ismay’s life after the wreck.