15 February 2012

The Voyagers of the Titanic; Richard Davenport Hines

Voyagers of the TitanicVoyagers of the Titanic by Richard Davenport-Hines
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaching, it's not surprising that we're seeing more books about the boat, the rescue and the survivors. This addition to the collection is an encyclopedic, exhaustively detailed look at the people involved, from the riveters who created the boat to the owners who owned it, from the crew to the passengers.

Every page is chock-filled with facts and figures, which ultimately lead to the people not fully being fleshed out. However, for those that need more information (how many tons of coal? how fast the boat did the boat? what did people in steerage eat? and even where the iceberg was probably calved) this is definitely the book.

1 comment:

  1. Try my portrait of just 12 real life Titanic passengers and crew:


    John Welshman