Review: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.
I, like a billion other people on planet earth, have watched the fictional James Cameron version of The Titanic more 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 more photos and illustrations to accompany the quotes and text. Highly recommended to any age group.
Rating: On the Run (4/5)