I simply want to read.
I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.
As always, happy reading!
2017 editI will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year. 2017 edit #2I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines
Title: Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Hardcover (provided from publisher for review)
Rating: 4/5 stars
With this year being the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of the Titanic, I'm sure there are going to be plenty of books to choose from if you are interested in reading more about the ship and tragedy. Richard Davenport-Hines' Voyager of the Titanic is a well researched look into the people behind and on the Titanic more than the actual ship itself. Instead of presenting a rather broad exploration of the entire event, Davenport-Hines focuses right in on certain groups and people not only behind the construction of the ship, but also those that were on the ship. He crafts more a social history of the people surrounding the Titanic rather than the ship itself. He moves his story along well, although some parts may have seemed a bit rushed. Overall, a good read if you are interested in seeing into the lives of the people surrounding the Titanic.