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The Truth about the Titanic

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Amazing book

Well written and heart breaking read. Anyone with an interest in Titanic should take the time to read and absorb the story.

posted by 19211554 on April 22, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Some Interesting Facts - somewhat dry.

I still haven't finished this book, since others are more interesting to me. It is a first-person account of the actual ship going down, who was on it, how they acted. Some of that was interesting to me, but am not familiar with the many names, so it wasn't as meaning...
I still haven't finished this book, since others are more interesting to me. It is a first-person account of the actual ship going down, who was on it, how they acted. Some of that was interesting to me, but am not familiar with the many names, so it wasn't as meaningful to me in this day and age.

There are some accounts of people having much courage, and that was inspiring...just a slow book in general.

posted by LikestoRead46 on May 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Fact filled, dry

    In no way would I romanticize the sinking of the Titanic. However, after reading this gentleman's account, I was satisfied. What happened was tragic, lifechanging for each survivor, but he continued on with American and British inquiries, the opinions of nearly all the survivors in each of the lifeboats, ad nauseum. I got the idea without rehashing it for another 100 pages. Alright already!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

    Is this book good?

    Is this book good? I am a person who is very interstead in the titanic. Would you recomend this book to me?

    American Girl 12345

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    The factual information was very interesting. However, the same

    The factual information was very interesting. However, the same information was repeated, almost verbatim, over and over again with each individual's account of the event. The author gave the same accounting for each and every lifeboat on the ship and sometimes more than one individual within that lifeboat. If lifeboat 2 had 3 accounts associated with it, the author started from the beginning as to the number and names of each individual on that boat for each individual telling. It was so repetitive that I had to force myself to finish it. I felt like I was in the twilight zone because I had just read the same information a few pages ago. I have read many books on the Titanic and this was probably the worst I've read. Extremely dry and flat.

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    Posted May 26, 2012

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