101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic- Tim Maltin & Eloise Aston

Written By: Kellie - Apr• 13•12

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: This was a perfect read for Titanic week as there is just soooo much information in this book. I’m 100% sure that I didn’t understand even close to all of it but I feel like I can actually talk intelligently on several Titanic issues now. Between this book at another I’ll be reviewing tomorrow, I am really impressed with Tim Maltin. He is my new found Titanic guru. He knows his stuff!

This book covers a wide variety of topics with chapters focusing on design, the SOS and so much more. Some areas did feel a little dry for me, but I think in reading this book everyone will have areas that appeal to them but if you’re interested in the story of the Titanic, then without question, there is a lot of really interesting information you can learn from this book.

To be fair, if you’re anything of a Titanic buff, there will be facts in here you already know but the background information that goes with each section will likely put it into a perspective you hadn’t considered before.

Highly recommended read for anyone with any interest in the Titanic!

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