Mexican author Guadalupe Loaeza will discuss her book which documents the incredible true story of the only Mexican Titanic passenger.
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About the Book:
The sinking of the Titanic on April 1912 affected thousands of people. Few know that Mexican diplomat Alejandro Uruchurtu was among those who perished, and even fewer know that he gave his life to save that of a woman and her child. El caballero del Titanic is a passionate tale of heroism, sacrifice and chivalry. Explosively written, it provides a unique and startling account of the Titanic’s last moments, and more specifically, the last days in the life of Uruchurtu. Guadalupe Loaeza masterfully portrays the magnificent vessel, the glamour, the tension and tragedy, the testimony of the woman saved by the Mexican diplomat, and the fate of those who were left behind.
About the Author:
Guadalupe Loaeza (born in 1946) is a contemporary Mexican writer, author of many books including Las Niñas Bien, Las Reinas de Polanco, Debo, Luego Sufro and Compro, Luego Existo, in which she ironizes about the Mexican upper class. A participant in Elena Poniatowska's writing workshops in the mid-1980s, she has transformed her success as a chronicler, observer, and critic of the Mexican bourgeoisie and the post-1985 democratization of Mexico into a successful career. Known for her trademark pearl necklace (a family heirloom) and for her Francophile tendencies, she has become an influential cultural figure. Some of her books are compilations of her articles published in newspapers such as Unomasuno and La Jornada. She was born in Mexico City. As of 2008, Loaeza is a columnist for the Reforma newspaper and is married to Dr. Enrique Goldbard.
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