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The Truth about the Titanic Paperback – June 24, 2002
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Of all the Titanic books I've read over the years, this particular book gathers the most intensely detailed descriptions of that night from the actual survivors. Each perspective is overlapping as the author exhaustively plotted who was in each and every lifeboat. From a modern perspective, knowing what we do now 100+ years later about the ship and what happened that tragic night, reading this book gives insight to how vastly different one's idea of what happened can be. The author even talks about this at several points in the book since the ship was so big, it was impossible to know what was going on elsewhere from one's own perspective. For instance, Gracie truly believed that ship went down intact despite people like Jack Thayer, that he interviewed swearing otherwise.
Keep in mind that the book can be disjointed at times but I do not blame the author. It is quite obvious by the in-depth nature of detail that Gracie strived for while writing this book. Unfortunately he passed away before he could formally edit the book or write a conclusion.
My only complaint of this book, is not its length or it's mild disjointed nature but rather that Gracie only focused on the First Class Passengers and crew. The second and third class passengers at many points were only offered the barest of sentences let alone paragraphs. Yet stories on the First Class Passengers filled the majority of this book.Read more ›
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Well written first hand account of a tragic April night. Col. Gracie did the crew and passengers a service in writing this.Published 4 months ago by Tommy
Very clear on most every detail of the tragdey and easy to readPublished 5 months ago by Thomas F Byrne
Very nice change fro the other Titanic boos I have read! Too bad he didn't live longer!Published 6 months ago by S. Wilhelm
Interesting to begin with but then gets bogged down with testimony, also too long.Published 6 months ago by Mary Ann Castellano
Very Interesting book. I've read a lot about the Titanic. Learned a few more details from this book.Published 7 months ago by Charlotte