The Watch That Ends the Night

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The Watch That Ends the Night
Written by Allan Wolf
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763637033
ISBN-13: 9780763637033
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The Watch That Ends the Night
Voices from the Titanic

author: Allan Wolf

Millionaire John Jacob Astor hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal. A beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers the first stirrings of love. And an ancient iceberg glides south, anticipating its fateful encounter. The voices in this remarkable re-creation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations, from Margaret ("the unsinkable Molly") Brown to the captain who went down with his ship; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of marks. Slipping in telegraphs, undertakerís reports, and other records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power.

Extensive back matter includes:

Authorís note
Morse code with messages to decipher
Titanic miscellany
Bibliography, articles, periodicals, government documents, discography

Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope--twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force.
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0763637033 /  9780763637033
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Fiction - Historical / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
480 / 6 1/2" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Historical; Stories In Verse; General; Europe; Travel & Transportation;
author’s comments:
Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of the award-winning New Found Land: Lewis and Clarkís Voyage of Discovery and the YA novel Zaneís Trace. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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