Describes the ocean liner Titanic, its maiden voyage, and its sinking, and discusses the recent discovery and exploration of the ship's remains on the ocean floor using deep-diving robots.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-7 Sloan begins with the background of the Titanic, its construction, and the contemporary world of the luxury liner. He then covers the tragedy and rescue attempts, the various investigations, and the regulations that resulted. He also traces the recent efforts to locate and salvage the ship. The section about contemporary exploration is so current that, with the continuing exploration, it is in danger of being outdated soon, causing the book to become prematurely dated. However, the information is thorough, and the story is one which should attract even the most reluctant readers. Walter Lord's A Night to Remember (Bantam, 1955) presents a more personal account of the individuals who lost their lives, but Sloan's Titanic is an interesting account of a story that holds much fascination for young readers. The numerous reproductions and diagrams are of high quality and informative, and an appendix of ``Titanic Trivia'' provides some additional and more obscure facts. This fascinating account of a popular topic should bring the information to a new audience. Ellen S. Wilcox, Cinnaminson Middle School, N.J.
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