An amazing and rare story of survival from the Titanic | Arts & Culture
SALISBURY - From Rowan Public Library:
Join us on Monday, July 30 at 7:00 pm at the headquarters library’s Stanback Auditorium when Julie Williams brings us the story of her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell, who survived the Titanic, along with his wife and baby. Julie tells their story in her book, A Rare Titanic Family.
The lucky rescue of her great uncle and family aboard Lifeboat 13 was only a part of the harrowing plot twists of a family under the shadow of this famous ship.
Don Lynch, author of Titanic -- An Illustrated History, notes:
"A Rare Titanic Family is a rare work indeed. Julie Williams has taken a seemingly ordinary family and not only describes in detail their experiences in the worst sea disaster of their era, but also describes the fascinating and unusual circumstances which led them to be on board the Titanic."
George Behe, author of On Board RMS Titanic, says of Julie’s book:
"I highly recommend A Rare Titanic Family to anyone who is interested in the Titanic disaster or -- indeed -- to anyone who is interested in a fascinating human interest story."
JULIE WILLIAMS is Assistant Professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where she teaches journalism history and media writing.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Be sure to join us on July 30 as we learn about a very human story of the sinking and of survival.
Everyone is welcome, and refreshments and the chance to meet the author will follow the program.
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