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A Must Have!,
This review is from: Titanic in Photographs (Titanic Collection) (Hardcover)
Another great work from the authors of the 'bible' of Titanic ("Titanic: The Ship Magnificent")
I finally picked up a copy of this book on the weekend and read it in a day. I can vouch for what everybody else here has said that this is an excellent book for any enthusiast's collection.
I was taken by the thoroughness of the photographic record and the written text as well. Its a great start off point for any person just getting interested in the tale of Titanic, or even for the more long term seasoned veteran.
The pictures are very crisp and clear and will be seminal for close study of details. The real selling point of this book is that it contains the uncropped photos of Titanic. Most photos are limited to one page only, thereby eliminating the annoying crease from the book's spine obscuring details. I liked the fact that this was a book of Titanic photos (as the title says) with only the odd Olympic photo standing in when no photo of Titanic existed.
The text is sound, easy to read and engaging. It takes you through from the inception of these large ships to the calamity and aftermath. There are a few details, especially found in the solid captions to each photo, that I was not even aware of. Its always exciting to discover some new tidbit of information regarding Titanic that I never knew before, rather than a simple rehash of the known details.
The mid-colour section is breathtaking, with ample period photos displayed.
As Ken Marschall states in the Forward, such a book of Titanic photos is conspicuously missing from the record, but here is one book that goes over and above. Although it is true that every Titanic photo taken may not have been seen or discovered yet, this volume gives the historian and enthusiast all they can want in having most of the more important photos of Titanic in one exceptional volume. A Must Have!...5 Stars!