The book ends with letters from Walter Lord to researcher Leslie Reade, written as if they were passengers aboard the ship.
It reads very much like a publication of individual lectures, which--given the author's career as a shipboard lecturer--is probably not far from the mark.
The odd pieces of information seem disconnected and don't make for a compelling story because they seem as though they were randomly patched together.
This is very insightful. If you're even the slightest bit interested in the Titanic, Get this book..Published 1 month ago by Clinton B. Perry III
Very educational book and a good resource for any Titanic buff. A good addition to any Titanic library. A+ A+Published 20 months ago by red96mustang
April 15, 2012, marks a sad centennial: the sinking of the Titanic. Interest has never waned in this preventable tragedy, and John Maxtone-Graham's nonfiction "Titanic Tragedy"... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Jo Ann Butler
I have read previous works by this author and they have always been excellent books. What disappoints this time is that there is absolutely no reference to eaither the discovery of... Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by Michael G. Venaccio
To me it is the best book on the trial ever published. Detailed, minucious up the point to become heavy.......but invites to reread the most interesting parts.Published on June 5, 2012 by Mario
I can only surmise that this book was written to cash in on the flurry of books and other items that commemorate the centenial of the Titanic's first and last voyage. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by G.I Gurdjieff
I ordered this thinking I would read about new things discovered in the chain of events that lead to the disaster. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by Matthew83128
Maxtone-Graham's language is curious...both archaic and arch and effortless too, as he leads his readers (sometimes by the hand, sometimes by the elbow) from scene to scene,... Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by Jessica Willis