Library Journal - Library JournalAnother solid book on the Titanic , this complements John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas's Titanic: triumph and tragedy ( LJ 3/15/87) by delving more deeply into some factors which contributed to the great loss of life: Why didn't the lookouts have binoculars? Why weren't there more lifeboats? Why wasn't the Californian 's wireless operator awakened? Davie, a reporter, concentrates on selected personal accounts and has only a few pictures, whereas Eaton and Haas, who are collectors of Titanic memorabilia, emphasize that along with photographs, many personal narratives, etc. Davie looks closely at the accident and speculates on what went wrong, whereas Eaton and Haas concentrate on the physical aspects of the ship and the human story of the disaster. A good purchase for libraries interested in the Titanic . John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
- Knopf Publishing Group
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- 1st American ed
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This is a very well-researched book, with many fine details that make historic events come to life. Gives a lot of background information on the personalities and attitudes of both passengers and crew, but allows the reader to draw their own conclusions on the information presented. A vivid, yet judicious look at the sinking of the Titanic. This is not a dry slice of toast--it skillfully holds your interest all the way through. Highly recommended reading.