Richmond, Virginia, and the Titanic

Richmond, Virginia, and the Titanic

by Walter Jr Griggs


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Stories of tragedy and valor from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 filled the pages of the Times-Dispatch in Richmond. Residents gathered to honor the fallen and cherish the survivors. From editorials to sermons, an outpouring of remembrance and remorse spread throughout the city. Debate ensued over who was to blame and what to think of it all. Richmonders of all walks of life joined the discourse. Author and local historian Walter Griggs Jr. reveals the interesting connections between the epic tragedy and the River City.

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ISBN-13: 9781626198906
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Walter Griggs Jr. is a law professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds an MA and JD from the University of Richmond and PhD from William and Mary. He has written numerous articles and books on a variety of historical subjects and was awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal for his work. Griggs is married to the former Frances Pitchford, a retired English teacher and librarian. She edits and proofs his work. Griggs and his family live in Richmond, Virginia.

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