101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didn't!

101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didn't!

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by Tim Maltin, Eloise Aston
     
 

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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

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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.

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Library Journal
Maltin takes the well-known story of Titanic and divides it into brief sections, each headed with a common belief and then a statement about whether the belief is based in fact or myth, followed by elaboration. The sections are arranged in chronological order and not integrated into a conventional narrative; this approach makes the book more appealing for dipping in and out than reading straight through. Several of the oddest Titanic legends (e.g. Titanic and her sister ship Olympic were switched in an insurance scam; the ship was sunk by a mummy's curse) are put to rest, and Maltin does a good job of synthesizing sources to give succinct answers to questions about the voyage, passengers, rescue, and aftermath. VERDICT Recommended as a good companion piece to a more comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101558935
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
692,742
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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