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Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland [Paperback]

Anne Renaud
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Dec 12 2010

Short-listed for the 2011 Information Book Award and commended for the 2011 VOYA Non-Fiction Honour List

From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic, the Empress's true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada.

During the ship's many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil.

Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland, of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, it came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.


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From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic, the Empress's true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada.

During the ship's many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil.

Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland, of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, it came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.



Anne Renaud has given a comprehensive, accessible account of this great ship and the significance of the role it played in transporting people and mail between England and Canada. The book would be an asset to students of Canadian 20th century history as well as a great book for browsing by any who are interested in Canadian history or major shipwrecks which have taken place in our country.

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This is an interesting story from Canadas past, skillfully told in a style and format that young readers will find easily accessible and that will broaden their understanding of a critical time in Canadas history.

(Canadian Teacher magazine)

The many photographs and historical documents, such as advertisements and newspaper headlines, included in the book help the reader visualize the period, so that by the time the sinking is described, its tragedy seems all the more profound.

(Montreal Review of Books 2011-06-01)

About the Author

Anne Renaud's previous books for young people include Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far, Island of Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île, and A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous honours, including the Silver Birch Award, the Red Maple Award, and the Red Cedar Award. She lives in Westmount, Quebec.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Canadian history Feb. 9 2011
By Mime
Format:Paperback
Anne Renaud's book "Into the Mist" The Story of the Empress of Ireland is a very informative book. It is a great book on Canadian History telling us about the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1880's to transport people and cargo to Canada and to deliver mail to Japan and China, via Canada. The Empress of Ireland was one of the second group of Empresses fleet ordered by CPR, sailing from 1906 to 1914 when the great disaster happened. What a great loss of life in Canadian history.

The book is good reading for pre-teens to adults. Anne has also included many great pictures, time capsules and a lexicon all to help the reader understand the time period better. Thank you, Anne for the great book you have written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another enlightening page of Canadian history Jan. 6 2011
By JoanDW
Format:Paperback
Anne Renaud, the Montreal author of several children's books on Canadian history, has written the story of the ill-fated ship, which includes a chronology of events leading up to the disaster and insightful mini-biographies of people who perished in, or survived the sinking. The references to famous people who travelled on the Empress of Ireland throughout the ship's sailing carreer, such as Robert Baden-Powell founder of the Scouting movement, Guglielmo Marconi and Rudyard Kipling, are also interesting and enlightening.

Having traveled to Canada in the 1950s as an immigrant, I could relate to much of the description of shipboard life which is described so well by Ms. Renaud.

This book is aimed at pre-teens and teens, but would appeal to all ages. It is another example of Canada's interesting history.
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A great book which gives the reader an excellent understanding of the tragic sinking of the "Forgotten Empress". The sinking was overshadowed by the outbreak of WWI. More passengers were lost from the sinking of the Empress of Ireland than the sinking of the Titanic. Few families in Canada at that time were not touched by the disaster, having lost a family member or close friend. My great grandmother and my late wifes great grandmother both did not survive the sinking.

The book is easy to read and it is easy to forget that Into The Mist was ritten with children as the intended audience.
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Author Anne Renaud recounts the compelling story of the ill-fated liner Empress of Ireland, which sank after a collision in the Gulf of St Lawrence in May 1914, taking over a thousand people to their deaths. While the book is targeted to young readers, it will get a deservedly warm reception from older readers as well. The style is straightforward and compelling, and numerous photographs help recreate life aboard one of the great trans-Atlantic liners of the Edwardian era.
Ms Renaud has succeeded in bringing this story to a new generation of readers, making them aware of the Empress and its role in Canadian history.
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