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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didnt!
  • Tim Maltin
  • English
  • 19 June 2019
  • 9780143119098

10 thoughts on “101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didnt!

  1. says:

    The title is a little insulting, but if you can get past that, the rest of the book is wonderful Maltin s writing is clear and not the least bit condescending, and he uses clearly documented pieces of evidence to substantiate or to disprove 101 of Titanic s greatest myths He also explores, to a degree, various what if scenarios What if the Titanic had hit the berg straight on What if there had been lifeboats A very interesting little book that explores the physical ship, some of its passengers, the science of the sinking, and the many legends that grew from that one fateful night.

  2. says:

    Very interesting 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic the things are given in question form and the answers are never simple yes or no Questions are divided into sections The Ship, Omens, Maiden Voyage, Passengers, Iceberg, right ahead , Collision, SOS, The Californian Incident, Women and Children First, Final Moments, Rescue, Statistics and AftermathThis well researched book provided a lot of interesting information, a little of which I knew and some I assumed For a lot of the information in this book, I had no idea The authors, Tim Maltin Eloise Aston support their answers using different sources, but much of their information comes directly from testimony provided on both sides of the pond by the people who were there passengers, officers, other ship workers, Ismay, staff aboard the Carpathia and .I loved hearing from the people and reading the testimony, but the questions answers in testimony about Marconi operations and some of the other science relating to the ship did not hold my interest In these chapters, I ended up skimming a lot.Still, I do recommend this book to anyone who is fascinated by the Titanic and her history.

  3. says:

    The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst tragedies in modern history, evidenced by the fact that, as a whole, we re still salivating over it 100 years later We re still eager for information about it, we want to know the people, we still want to learn things we didn t know, and for some god awful reason, we want 1996 s Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet released in 3D Apparently there isn t a god.But that s besides the point As a crazy Titanic enthusiast myself, having been reading about the ship since I was roughly eight, thus coming across new information is a pretty big rarity, it was refreshing reading 101 THINGS because it did shake some rumors and clear up some cloudy moments about the Titanic for me Of course, and I say this not patting myself on the back but just as someone that s done a shit ton of Titanic reading, I already knew a lot of the stuff presented in this book But that s okay because I still got a kick out of it.Really it s all in the presentation Maltin pulled right from the source, relying heavily on the transcripts from the hearings after the Carpathia docked in New York, and also from the hearings in London It s astounding to read words spoken by Lightoller about how sure he was that the Titanic didn t break in half before sinking I mean, he was SO sure Of course, we now know that to not be the truth And one of the pieces of information I didn t know was that the Brits tried to whitewash the whole thing Bad, Brits Bad Another piece of information I didn t know even if there were enough lifeboats to fit everyone on board, there weren t enough able seamen to man them, thus rendering the boats useless How s that for a paradox Really, those people were screwed anyway.So there s really something for all levels of Titanic interest in 101 THINGS If I can find new information within these pages, then anyone can And it s told in a manner like you d hear a good teacher talking about it It s not just information regurgitated back at you simply to get it out It s evident in the tone of the information that Maltin has a great interest in the Titanic and he s enthusiastic about it You can t fake that so when you re reading you, in turn, get enthusiastic about the information you re given You won t be able to help it It s infectious.101 THINGS would be especially wonderful for those just coming across the Titanic and wanting to know about it It s the Cliff Notes version of what you can find scattered throughout the referential material floating out there Definitely a good place to start And it s a good book to have to round out your Titanic knowledge I can almost guarantee that there ll be something in there that even the most interested Titanic aficionado might not know So give it a whirl You ll be able to envision it all as you read In this case, I don t know if that s a good thing or a bad thing, but it s vivid That s for sure.

  4. says:

    This was a very enjoyable reading experience.I am not a fanatic Titanic watcher, so many of the 101 things I had never heard of This will doubtless cause confusion later as I try to remember if the various facts were real or debunking In any case, you do not have to be too deeply into the Titanic sorry for the horrible pun but I could not resist to enjoy this book Anyone with a little interest in the Titanic, history, Maritime disasters or even none of the above should find something to enjoy here.The book is arranged very intelligently In that the 101 facts are organised into chapters such as The Ship through Iceberg, right ahead , SOS and onward to the Final Moments and Aftermath This organisation allows the facts to be presented as a narrative, and it becomes almost as gripping as a novel or movie would be through the slow build up of information to the actual sinking.The 101 things are presented individually by title, for example 41 TITANIC STRUCK A BLUE OR DARK ICEBERG PG 100 Had you heard that It was new to meIn any case, because the things are presented in this way it makes it possible to skim over the ones you are not interested in or cannot follow I personally could not follow a lot of the engineering maths and did not choose to follow some of the statistics, this in no way spoiled the narrative and all that information is there for those who really do want to know it.The narrative style was pleasant and appropriate to the story The voice of the Author is of course noticeable, but it is not overwhelmingly about the Author so as to obscure the story and facts which is a thing some Authors do and which never fails to put me off a book The excerpts from the US and British inquiries into the sinking give it an added historical feel with a trifle of courtroom drama and helped progress the story very deftly.I need to admit here a thing many of my friends scorn me for I really liked James Cameron s 1997 film about the Titanic As this story progressed I found the images the book portrayed and the images I remember from the film overlapping, giving this book an additional zing.

  5. says:

    Description 101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic But Didn t , was released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 It contains exactly what the title promises, 101 little known facts about the Titanic, its passengers, and the fateful night that it sank into the frigid sea.Review I, like a billion other people on planet earth, have watched the fictional James Cameron version of The Titanic times than I d like to admit The ship, the sea, the romance, Jack and Rose in the back seat of a Renault You get the picture, but disregarding the epic love story, what really went down on the largest ship in the world in 1912 Well, Tim Maltin has written a guide for the misinformed masses detailing the facts and the myths pertaining to the ship, the omens, the maiden voyage, the passengers, the iceberg, the collision, the SOS, the Californian incident, the women and children, the final moments, the rescue, the statistics, and the aftermath Quite an impressive list for such a small book I was impressed by the amount of facts it held and how much I really didn t know For example, if the Titanic would have crashed into the iceberg head on, the ship wouldn t have sank The book is easy to read, engaging, and full of interesting facts that even the biggest Titanic enthusiast can enjoy I only wish that there had been photos and illustrations to accompany the quotes and text Highly recommended to any age group.Rating On the Run 4 5 I received this book from the author BookTrib in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  6. says:

    This book was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was going to leave reading this book until closer to the 100th anniversary of the sinking, but couldn t resist for than a day or two after being given access to the galley This book does exactly what it says on the tin sheds light on 101 stories or myths about the Titanic and its sinking A surprising number of these myths turned out to be true, or at least based quite heavily on truth.Both a strength and a weakness of the book is the inclusion of verbatim eye witness testimony, often transcribed from the formal enquiries that took place to make sense of how exactly the Unsinkable Ship, sank Whilst it was fascinating to hear about conversations taking place in the lifeboats, teenage boys sneaking past officers to safety wearing bonnets and shawls, the accounts from passengers on other liners in the days afterwards, having to steam through the sea of bobbing corpses shiver and other such anecdotes, the inclusion of the officers testimony from the court cases at times got a little dry and repetitive and I found myself scanning rather than reading.An easy recommendation for anyone with any level of interest in the disaster or just wants to brush up on their facts with the centenary looming.

  7. says:

    I ve been reading a lot of Titanic books this year due to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that great ship so the title of this one really intrigued me Can there really be 101 things still unpublished, 101 things I still not might know Turns out, there can Well, close to 101 if not that exact number Keep in mind I am in no way a Titanic scholar but just a casual reader Even so , many of the myths in this book were well known to me A serious Titanic phile would probably know most of the content but for a casual trivia reader, there is enough to keep and capture your interest Many parts of the book were fascinating, casting new insight into the actual sinking.The format of the book was interesting as well a common myth is shared and then the truth is revealed, with accompanying data to verify the authors statements A lot of the data comes from first person accounts and reports and this adds a unique perspective to the read If you like narrative stories, stay clear of this one This is strictly for trivia lovers.

  8. says:

    101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic But Didn t was released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 It contains exactly what the title says, 101 unknown facts about the Titanic, the passengers, and its sinking I have always been fascinated with anything surrounding that fateful voyage This book did not disappoint It is clear that the authors did their research It is full of new and interesting facts that are not common knowledge One example of this can be found when they discuss the fact that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board In reality the ship followed the laws of the land for the time and had as many lifeboats as required during the pre Titanic era Much of the information this book contains comes from the inquiries that took place after its famous sinking It also contains survivor accounts of what really happened to Titanic Tim Maltin takes all of the key elements and breaks them down in an easy to read format.This is a must not miss book for any Titanic fanatic.

  9. says:

    An informative look at the many myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic I will admit to the many eyewitness testimonies becoming a bit tedious to read by the end but never the less some very interesting reading I m not as well versed in all things Titanic like some other readers might be but I have discovered different opinions in each book I pick up so I ve found the truth even harder to discover.

  10. says:

    This book has a very cheesy name and a very lazy format, but the contents are incredibly informative The research is there and it is well presented, but the author seems to have taken the easy road in the format It s of Here is the fact you thought you knew followed by Yes or no and then an elaboration of the facts to support the answer I did, in fact, learn a few things and I even found myself googling things as I was reading a picture of the iceberg the titanic hit taken the day after the tragedy, for one I would recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in the Titanic Event, but if you re looking for a good story, maybe try Walter Lord s books

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