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Posted May 19, 2012
Although this is only an excerpt of a larger work, it reads well as a self-contained volume and is well worth a dollar for a different take on the Titanic disaster. While a lot of other Titanic books seem obsessed with how the ship sank, this short volume asks the simple question of who is really heroic and why do we still keep repeating the same narratives 100 years later. This book seems incredibly well-researched, with enough footnotes to sink another ship, so no doubt the author did her homework.
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Posted May 22, 2012
I don't read much non-fiction, but I love reading about the Tita
I don't read much non-fiction, but I love reading about the Titanic and all its colorful stories, since many of them are stranger than fiction, plus I'm a huge fan of the movie. I really enjoyed Elizabeth Kaye's Lifeboat #8, too, and this book is about the same length. I had always heard of the Astors, but didn't know about the heroism, or lack thereof, of Jack Astor. It's really interesting how history can paint someone despite their actual history. I want to know more about the Bear Dog!!! Pictures!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.