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THE FIVE BEST BOOKS ABOUT THE TITANIC

Updated on April 5, 2012

THE TITANIC

It was said(possible myth) many people thought this ship was unsinkable. It was an early 1900's boat designers dream boat. It was exciting to see on dock and a marvel to see in action on the water. It was called the Titanic and it was a ship that would not be afloat for very long. The Titanic went down in 1912 and was a horrible tragedy that killed 1514 people. Many questions were asked after its sinking. Questions that have been pondered for years.

I love reading about the Titanic. Two years ago I even visited a casino (Foxwoods) in Connecticut which had some artifacts that were recovered from the actual boat. It was amazing to see a cup that someone drank from on the Titanic and a normal hair brush. Was this the brush of a beautiful young woman, or the brush of an older sophisticated lady?

Do you want to know more about this tragedy? Try reading one of the five books I recommend below that are about this historical event. These capsules put you through to Amazon. I think Amazon is a really good place to buy books because there are many reviews that you can read from p[eople who have read the book. Amazon is also very good at customer service if you have a problem with your purchase.

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

This is the crown jewel of the books written on the Titanic tragady. This classic book was written in 1955 by Walter Lord. This book remains one of the best an accurate accounts of what happened that fateful night. Walter Lord interviewed dozens of actual Titanic passengers to get this grippin account.

THE STORY OF THE TITANIC AS TOLD BY ITS SURVIVORS

This book is like havng four books in one!. There are four different sections of this book. Each section gives the perspective and first hand experience of four actula people who were on the Titanic. We get to read directly about the experience that two passengers and two crew memb ers had. Lawrence Beesly, Colonel Archibald Gracie, Commander Lightoller and wireless man Harold Bride share their stories. ALthough Colonel Gracies section is a little bit dry, the other three acccounts are really fasicnating.

SINKING OF THE TITANIC: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

This is an unbelivable book. This was originally published shortly after the disaster. Interesting to read about peoples intial reactions to the ship starting to sink.

LOST VOICES FROM THE TITANIC: THE DEFINITIVE ORAL HISTORY

This recently publlished book is a must have for Titanic buffs.This book was written in 2010 by Nick Barratt a historian. In this book we get an account of the Titanic fom its intial design, construcion, all the way to its sinking. This book gives a fresh look at this maritime disaster.

GILDED LIVES, FATAL VOYAGE: THE TITANIC'S FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS AND THEIR WORLD

Historian Hugh Brewster writes this book that focuses on the prominent people who were involved. Who were these people? This book is unique because it gives you some of the background information of the Titanic's upper class. This book not only tells you who they were but how they ended up on the ship.

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    • creamice profile imageAUTHOR

      creamice 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for visiting my hub. Hopefully I can find another exhibit to go to.

    • creamice profile imageAUTHOR

      creamice 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the comments. I also really enjoyed the movie. It will be interesting to see it in 3-d

    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 

      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I read "It happened One Night" when I was a teenager (it was almost a new book then!) and have been fascinated with the story since.

      There are many exhibitions this year - worth a visit, I'm sure.

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      January Moon 

      6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      I absolutely loved the movie, I gotta check out these books, very informative hub, thanks for sharing, voted up.

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