Story of the Titanic (DK History)
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As someone who loves stories about horrible omens and other supernatural occurrences that predict disaster, I was incredibly intrigued by this book and happy that my request had been approved. It was nice to know more about them and learn what they were like and their duties, giving humanity to each face including the captain. Complete with histories and accounts from the survivors, the book provides a full understanding of the disaster and the far-reaching effects it had on the survivors.
This novel takes a wee while to get going, but the night of the disaster scenes are very well done and you may need tissues! It was a first in many fields at that time, including the most luxurious and the largest ship in service. The lucid and clear writing also helps break down the journalistic practices of the early 20th century.It was said that anyone who gazed into her face (which was painted onto a wooden “mummy-board” or inner coffin lid) would suffer agonizing consequences. Its role is simply to record the questions so that they will never be overlooked by future Titanic historians.
In a way it's perfect; the whole tale is a meta-story because part of the text is about, 'Sure, when you've got it, use it, enjoy your life, but know it will end, be aware of it' - it's almost like a sort of curse. For both boards, hundreds of pieces of coloured goatskin needed to be prepared and cut, numerous jewels had to be set in place each within their own individual clasp, and weeks were spent applying intricate gold tooling across all the surfaces. JAMES BANCROFT has produced more than 100 books and articles, the subjects of which reflect his varied interests. It wasn’t until 1955 when Walter Lord wrote the definitive account of the sinking, A Night To Remember, that interest in Titanic was reignited across the world.
He even bribed a keeper at London Zoo to feed a live rat to a snake so he could capture the grisly image from first-hand experience. While Sangorski had bound some versions of the renowned Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám before, the master craftsman said that this time he wanted to create a work featuring three peacocks he would surround with jewelled decoration "such as had never been seen before".