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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Remember the Titanic

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The 100th anniversary of the the sinking of the Titanic is Sunday (the 15th).  With all the publicity that the event still receives, you might think it happened just a few years ago.  Before you go out to see the re-release of the movie in 3-D, stop by the library and check out a book.  Following are our picks for good reads, accurate histories, and other fun stuff.

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord.  Considered by many to be the best narrative of the event.  We now know now a lot more about what actually happened that day, but the personal stories are still gripping.

882 1/2 amazing answers to your questions about the Titanic by Hugh Brewster Laurie Coulter.  Questions and answers present information about the building, passengers, launching, sailing, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic. Includes illustrations, archival images, and step-by-step diagrams.

Inside the Titanic: A Giant Cutaway Book by Ken Marschall.  Ok, this is a kid's book, but it is also an amazingly detailed illustrated book about everything in the Titanic.  It is the perfect visual compliment to books with descriptions of the whos, whats and wheres.

Discovery of the Titanic by Robert Ballard.  The discovery of the shipwreck catapulted Ballard to fame and rekindled the public's interest for all things Titanic.  This book was recently republished with new photos and information, but the original is still great.

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