I don't want to spoil today's episode, so I'll be brief: Violet Jessop survived shipwrecks like it was her job. And in a way, it was her job; she was a steamship stewardess.
Today's listener mail is one of many we got on this subject. This one is from Jane. The episodes of This American Life we talked about are:
Here's a link to the Stuff You Missed in History Class live show we keep talking about.
Episode link: The Unsinkable Violet Jessop
For more knowledge: How the Titanic Worked
- Adams, John. "Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970." New Cavendish Books. 1993.
- "Britannic." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 2 Sep. 2015. http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/574146
- Jessop, Violet. "Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters." Edited by John Maxtone-Graham. Sheridan House. 1997.
- "Olympic." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015. http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/574148.
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