Ever had a question about the Titanic? 882 ½ Amazing Answers to your Questions about the Titanic is bound to answer it! Beginning at the very conception of the Titanic, Brewster and Coulter walk us step by step through the building and launching processes before describing the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Information is provided concerning the passengers, the crew members, the elaborate furnishings, and hundreds of other interesting aspects of the Titanic.
Several fascinating lists were included – the menu from the first lunch aboard the Titanic, the details of when each lifeboat was launched and how many were aboard, several messages sent from survivors on board the Carpathia, and information concerning the later lives of the survivors.
On every page are included illustrations and real snapshots to accompany the material being presented. These make the story come alive!
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Many other facts were presented, but these were the most interesting to me.
James Cameron’s Titanic is the topic of several questions (I was delighted that several of the inaccuracies of that movie were mentioned) and a picture is included which shows Kate Winslet in a revealing dress. [pg. 87]
It is mentioned that Benjamin Guggenheim was traveling with “a Madame Aubert, who was not his wife.” [pg. 25]
One set of questions concerns the premonitions different people had about the Titanic. (Questions #346-348)
Answer #517 reports that a Catholic priest gave absolutions to more than 100 passengers before the Titanic sank.
A little boy says that the morning sky looks like a “beautiful North Pole with no Santa Claus on it.” [Answer 567)
Conclusion. An excellent resource both for children and older readers, 882 ½ Answers to your Questions about the Titanic will be an invaluable addition to your Titanic library.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret