Richard Davenport-Hines on the inspiration behind his latest book 'Titanic.'

Richard Davenport-Hines is a British historian and literary biographer. He is the recipient of the Wolfson Prize for History and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of several books including The Pursuit of Oblivion, a global history of narcotics, and a biography of W H Auden. He also writes for the New York Times, the TLS, and the Independent, among other publications.

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