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

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

Paperback - 2011
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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. "--
Published: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780143119098
0143119095
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 MAL
Characteristics: xiii, 301 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aston, Eloise

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ManMachine
Jul 15, 2018

Who? What? When? Where? Why? (and) How?

106 years ago the Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and its tragic sinking turned out to be one of the biggest news stories of the early 20th century.

Over time many rumors, stories, theories, and myths have come and gone regarding what "really" happened on that fateful night in April.

Well - In order to set the record straight here - (Titanic expert) Tim Maltin has written this informative book that attempts to dispel many falsehoods that are believed to be true about this ocean-liner's collision-course with a rogue iceberg.

Taking the lead with 101 oft-quoted theories about the Titanic - Maltin uses eyewitness testimony to re-examine all events surrounding the sinking and thus tell the true story of the Titanic's deadly submersion into the ocean's depths that cost 1500 lives.

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Puffthemagic
May 20, 2013

This book was full of information and validated or rebuked many of the myths surrounding the ship and it's demise. It is composed of interviews from survivors, seamen from other ships, seamen from the Titanic. A little too much nautical information that I could do without. Easy reading.

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Basileus
Apr 04, 2012

I have been interested in Titanic lore since I was a child, and that was before the actual wreck was found in the '80's. The 97 Cameron movie brought the tale to a whole new generation of people which also got alot of people reading about it and trying to seperate fact from fiction. 100 years after the sinking, the Titanic story still fascinates us. This book tries to succinctly present the facts and fictions of the disaster in an easy way for the twitter generation to read. But, nothing new was revealed about the disaster that any amateur historian didn't already know if they were paying attention. That being said, there was probably about 3 things the book presented that I didn't know, not the 101 I was promised. But that is okay as it gave a great glimpse into not only the tragedy, but how people at the time viewed it. There are lots of court transcripts from the 2 original investigations, plus some observances from the survivors from various newspaper interviews and private letters. One interesting example is during an investiagtion hearing, they spent an amazing amount of time wondering if the crew member witness could or could not quote himself when he swore at a lady in a lifeboat. He curse word he used was hell but but he had to write it down instead of vocalizing it. Such a different world back then.

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libraryeri
Mar 16, 2012

Pretty technical, detailed stuff. Lots of reference to the transcript from the inquiry

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