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9780062094544 Award-winning historian Frances Wilson delivers a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, looking at the collision and its aftermath through the prism of the demolished life and lost honor of the shipâ€™s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In a unique work of history evocative of Joseph Conradâ€™s classic novel Lord Jim, Wilson raises provocative moral questions about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guiltâ€”questions that revolve around Ismayâ€™s loss of honor and identity as his monolithic ventureâ€”a ship called â€œThe Last Word in Luxuryâ€ and â€œThe Unsinkableâ€â€”was swallowed by the sea and subsumed in infamy forever.