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Titanic & John Jacob Astor: 'A Trip You Never Forget'

Documentary is jam-packed with historic photographs, maps and great stories about his life, from start to finish.

Titanic & John Jacob Astor:
Rex Ziak has produced 'Titanic & John Jacob Astor: "A Trip You Never Forget"'

(NASELLE, WA) - One hundred years ago the Titanic was on its first and last voyage. On board was a famous American who did not survive the tragedy. His name was John Jacob Astor IV.

There is more to this story than what has ever been revealed.

By researching newspapers from 1909, 1910 and 1911 I stumbled upon a back-story that has not been told.

It appears that John Jacob Astor IV died from what is commonly known today as the "mid-life crisis."

It is such a compelling story I created a short documentary that can be viewed on YouTube. Because of the sensitive nature of the subject...(a mid-life crisis is never pretty)... viewer discretion is advised.

It is a two part YouTube documentary...totaling around 27 minutes. It is jam-packed with historic photographs, maps and great stories about his life, from start to finish.

If you are interested, go to the search window type the words "Titanic Rex Ziak" or click on the following links.

Titanic & John Jacob Astor: "A Trip You Never Forget"

Part One: (14:52)

Part Two: (12:34)

Visit Rex Ziak's Website: Rex is a professional public speaker. This video is his first effort at a local "in-house" production. Another video is in the works as we speak. We will publish that also when it is finished.

Rex is also a Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historian this year. He will be speaking at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland on May 15th.

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