THE TITANIC: DISASTER OF A CENTURY
This centennial-anniversary release of Wyn Craig Wade’s classic The Titanic: End of a Dream, analyzes the human traits of denial, greed, and overconfidence that sank the “Ship of Dreams.” Wade’s book stands out from others on the subject for its focus on the American investigation, its driver, Senator William Alden Smith of Michigan. Ship and sinking are analyzed as a mythic event, an archetype in the deepest Jungian sense capable of shedding light on the equally “unthinkable” events that marked the opening of our own century and millennium. An introduction, by Barbara Wade, underscores Wade’s concept of the Titanic as a template for all human disasters.
- A foreword by diver-explorer John Chatterton (Shadow Divers, Titanic‘s Last Secrets, History Channel’s “Deep Sea Detectives,” A&E, National Geographic) pinpoints the unique importance of this classic text on the subject.
- A “riveting chronicle” (AP)
- A “thorough, argumentative work” — John Updike, The New Yorker
THE FIERY CROSS: THE KU KLUX KLAN IN AMERICA
Originally titled “America’s Shadow,” this exhaustive history of the Ku Klux Klan identifies and exposes the shadow side of the American character. Wade argues that the Klan is always with us. Its mutations and permutations in new forms of racism may not always be obvious, but they periodically erupt as times get hard, revealing once again the xenophobic underbelly of our national consciousness.