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Complete Idiot's Guide to TITANIC (The Complete Idiot's Guide) (1998)

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#111, 2006

On the whole, this was a very good book about the disaster. It was sort of the “sound bite” approach to the Titanic, covering a wide range of subjects, although none of them in great detail. (Not surprising, though, as this series is meant to be a more general introduction to the topic in question). There were several little tidbits I’d not read before, including a few that may come in handy in the writing of my NaNovel this year. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out learning about the Titanic, and even if you’ve done a lot of prior reading on the subject, you’ll probably learn at least a few new things. My only gripe is that in some cases, they presented a few of the more common myths as fact, or worded things in a more sensational way that didn’t necessarily convey the whole story of what happened. I can’t think of any examples right now, but since I didn’t come across anything I know to be blatantly untrue, it wasn’t too big of a deal for me. ( )
  herebedragons | Jan 17, 2007 |
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You may have seen the movie, but do you know the whole story? The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Titanic explains all you need to know about this century's greatest sea tragedy - from launch to legend and myths to movies.

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