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Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    Nothingnew

    Ibought this book because I have read most of the major Titanicbooks. It Also because I just read his newer book the Other Side of the Night about the Titanic, Californian and the Carpathia. That actually had some new stuff about the two captains,the Californian's lack of response to rockets and Lord's personality and the life he lived afterwards. It really was inteesting. There are better books about the titanic....Maiden voyageand of course a Night to Remember as well as Lightoller's biography.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2004

    Strictly Facts

    Let me start out this review by saying that this book was amazing. I have always been itrigued by the story of the Titanic but it was hard to get a story that didn¿t try to lay blame on one person or another. This book is exactly what I wanted; it is the story of the Titanic based strictly on facts and passenger accounts of what happened on board. Daniel Allen Butler did his research when he wrote this book about the worst tragedy to ever hit the ocean, it is a very detailed account of what happened from the building of the Titanic to the inquiries in to who was to blame for the incident. No other tragedy in the history of man could have been so easily averted. There was a series of events that caused this momentus loss of life, and had any one of these events been altered it could have saved the 1502 passengers lives that were lost. One thousand five hundred and two lives gone in one night with only 705 passengers saved a tragedy indeed. The good thing about this book is that it is based on the facts. It isn¿t romanticized in the least bit. You can read the book and you feel you know what happened that tragic night. However it does leave you questions, which will perhaps never be answered. Yet this is a good thing, a good book is going to do that to you, it¿s going to make you want to learn more about the subject. Ever since reading this book I have wanted to learn more and more about the Titanic and the people on board her. This book had me hooked from the beginning and I¿m still hooked now. The only bad thing about this book is that it is loaded with so many facts that you aren¿t able to take them all in at once. This to me isn¿t a bad thing however because I will reread it in the next week and it will be like a new book with new facts that I didn¿t remember from the last time I read it. So if you have any interest in the Titanic or if you are simply interested by a great tragedy go pick up this book it will have you hooked in the first five minutes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Highly recommended - captivating!

    Well written and researched. The factual account of events is in no way boring or pedantic, and makes you feel as if you can see each moment as it unfolds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Most know the story of Titanic but each read is from a different

    Most know the story of Titanic but each read is from a different perspective. This was an enjoyable read but also a reminder of our short lifespans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    An excellent account with a lot of information that I had not re

    An excellent account with a lot of information that I had not read before. A must read for any Titanic enthusiast!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Karly

    (Found it ^.^)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2000

    Accurate

    'Unsinkable' takes the hype out of a real life tragedy. Totally detailed, the book sets out to show that apart from her size and opulense there was nothing extra ordinary about her maiden voyage until she hit the iceberg. This will always be a tragedy of human error, Dan Butler seeks to bring life to those whose cumulative decisions keep Titanic at the fore front of maritime history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2000

    BORING!

    THIS BOOK HAD TO MUCH DETAIL THAT WAS NOT NEEDED. TOOK TOO LONG TO GET TO THE ACTUAL STORY OF THE TITANIC. I WAS DISSAPPIONTED DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO FINISH READING THE BOOK.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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