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This review is from: Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town (Hardcover)
As the 100th anniversary approaches, there have been a number of books with new information previously unseen. Unfortunately, Last Night in a Small Town is put together with the help of other books and easily accessible online resources. Since much of what is found in this book is taken from other books, what was the point of this book? There are 2200 plus passengers and crew to chose from so I would think that an author would avoid the trap of telling stories that have been told elsewhere. The more successful Titanic books are from authors who talk to families, dig through newspaper/museum archives, etc. If you are very new to the Titanic story, this work is fine. However, it would be recommended that you should buy the original books the author used to put this piece together.
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2012 22:18:45 GMT
I agree completely. I study at Oxford and when I saw this book in the window of the Oxford University Press bookshop I pounced on it - but a quick read through the contents and cover leaf told me that it was nothing new. A pity. I expected more from such a seriously academic publisher.
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