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Posted April 12, 2013
I have been a Titanic nut for years. I was actually on a cruise in the Caribbean when the 100th anniversary happened and did not fail to see the irony there. I bought this book with high expectations and I was not disappointed. It seems to be a collection of news stories, though it took me a little while of reading to get that fact. Reading on the Nook may have taken away a little from the overall feel of that. I can imagine that looking at it in a book you can see that from the get go. Anyway, I enjoyed the stories and could feel the pain and sorrow that came along with them. Sometimes it was heartbreaking to read. The only reason I didn''t give this book full stars, I felt like there was just a little too much effort put into the movie "Titanic" While I think a chapter could have been devoted to the movie, I didn't think that we needed to have interviews with the cast and a "what they did after they made the movie" story line. and all all the critic's blurbs. I bought the book to learn more about Titanic the actual ship and the events of April 15th 1912, not to learn about movie making and the fact that James Cameron was irritated by a narrow minded critic. While that is interesting stuff, I just think it didn't necessarily belong in this particular book. So, if you enjoy oceanic history, or like me, loved the movie and want to learn more about the real deal. This is a great book. Just be prepared for a flood of empathetic feelings.
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Posted March 11, 2013