Tag: titanic

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The story hardly needs telling yet again. We have all seen the movies, documentaries, read the books, visited the inumerable websites. For my purpose, though, some essential facts need repeating. The night of April 15, 1912, RMS Titanic is speeding across the North Atlantic at 23 knots (26.14 mph, or for the metrically impaired, 42.1 […]

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I grabbed this when it was on sale and it turned out to be a rewarding read.  Guilded Lives, Fatal Voyage by Hugh Brewster describes a number of prominent passengers who were aboard the Titanic and their influence on the era. As he moves through descriptions of individuals on the ship, including photographs, he builds toward the time […]

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My subscription to BookBub has been worthwhile, despite the fact that it means another daily update in my inbox. Often there are one or two short-term deals that are potentially enriching reads, and I’ll purchase them if I have some Amazon credit. Some of the free book offers have been good, or at least warrant a browse […]

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