From Library Journal
Quinn is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and writes and paints for its publication, the Titanic Commutator. Following Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreck in 1985 (see his Discovery of the Titanic, LJ 1/88), there have been numerous books retelling the epic story of the "unsinkable ship" on its maiden voyage with an insufficient number of lifeboats for passengers and crew. Quinn uses structural details gleaned from the accounts of Ballard and many survivors to reconstruct a vivid description of the final 20 minutes of the vessel's life. He has an excellent knowledge of the layout of the ship and has contributed several paintings showing the progress of the sinking. Of course, Quinn had to surmise various scenarios, including his dramatic descriptions of the rising water, the sounds of water flooding the various public rooms, and even which escape routes were likely taken by the third-class passengers. A beautiful addition to the literature of the Titanic and a good purchase for public libraries.?John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Paul Quinn is an artist and writer who brings a lifetime of interest and research to his work on the Titanic. He finds a special joy in making the ship come alive through his paints. Paul is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and his work appears in their quarterly journal, The Titanic Commutator. Paul is also the author of "Dusk to Dawn: Survivor Accounts of the Last Night on the Titanic." More of his work can be seen in McGraw Hill's "The Exceptional Child," and Fantail's "South of the Sahara"