Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Review: 101 Things You Thought You Knew about the Titanic... But Didn't!
Title: 101 Things You Thought You Knew about the Titanic... But Didn't!
Author: Tim Maltin
Source: eARC from NetGalley
April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Titanic."
People have an endless fascination with the "Titanic," yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate.
All things Titanic have always interested me. I have watched countless documentaries, read a lot of books and even watched all the movies :) Having said that, I am not a Titanic expert. I am more of a casual Titanic trivia lover.
This book was something different though. Yes, there are all the facts and trivia we already know but there are also quotes from survivors, detailed transcripts of the official inquiries (which was not impartial at all in my view) and some fun mentions of the myths surrounding this great ship.
I loved finding this gem of a book and know that it will be very popular with all Titanic lovers.