From an acclaimed biographer, a riveting account of what happened to the survivors of the Titanicâ€”to be publishedÂ in the lead-up toÂ the 100th anniversary ofÂ the shipâ€™s sinking.April 14, 2012 willÂ mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.Â While much has been written about the great ship, her shocking demise, and those who perished, very little has been devoted to the hundreds of survivors. In Shadow of the Titanic, Andrew Wilson offers a moving look at how their lives were affected by living through this catastrophic event.For the first time ever, those who lived to tell the tale reveal how they coped in the aftermath. Using archival research and interviews with family members, Wilson offers a unique take on this fascinating story. He shows how some survivors used their experience to propel themselves on to fame and how others were wracked with guilt and refused to acknowledge they had been there. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives years later.Â From the famous survivors like Bruce Ismay and Madeline Astorâ€”who became a bride, a widow, and a mother all within a yearâ€”to lesser known survivors Dorothy Gibson and the Navartil brothersâ€”who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their fatherâ€”Shadow of the Titanic offers a host of astonishing stories that add an important new dimension to our understanding of this legendary disaster.