This passionate yet balanced narrative explores every facet of the "Titanic's" history, including her spectacular conception in an Irish shipyard and ...Show synopsisThis passionate yet balanced narrative explores every facet of the "Titanic's" history, including her spectacular conception in an Irish shipyard and the ambitious attempts to salvage her. Drawn from primary sources and period accounts, this new narrative puts the disaster into historical context and will serve as an essential historical resource for scholars of "Titanic" lore. photos.Hide synopsis
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"Unsinkable" is a fulfilling read on the subject of the RMS Titanic. It is packed with much history, and tells it in an interesting and desirable way. I learned many new things about the ship itself and the people who became a part of the grand ship immortally, before, during, and after the awful wreck.
"It is a story of heroism, self-sacrifice, and noblesse-oblige, nobility, and prejudice; class and egalitarianism. No writer of fiction, no matter how gifted, would dare present the story of the Titanic as a product of the imagination: it would be too unbelievable. Even as fact it often stretches the bounds of credibility---yet it is all true." (Page IX, Unsinkable)
(As a side-note, I absolutely loved Butler's use of adding a Bible scripture pertaining the subject at the start of every chapter.)
Aside from Walter Lord's books, this is the next book in line that I have found which contains all the information you need to know on the Titanic. Definitely a preferred favorite.
"The story of the Titanic began long before her sailing day, her launching, her building.... She was, during her brief life, the culmination of technology, social, and economic trends that had begun more than a half century before her creation." (Page 221, Unsinkable)
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