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Ghosts of the Titanic

Cover of Charles Pellegrino's book, 'Ghosts of the Titanic'More books. I’ve just finished Ghosts of the Titanic, a truly extraordinary assessment of that fateful ship’s last hours. I’ve had a fascination with all things Titanic since I saw A Night To Remember as a child, so I was bound to read this book sooner or later. It’s part of a proposed trilogy, the first book being Her Name,“Titanic”: The Untold Story of the Sinking and Finding of the Unsinkable Ship, and the third due to be written around 2010 according to the author(!)

Pellegrino is a paleontologist who designs space robotics and writes novels as well as non-fiction. Yes really! Arguably a true renaissance man in the style of someone like Michael Crichton (apparently, Pellegrino’s dinosaur cloning theories inspired Jurassic Park). The book lays out some interesting theories as to the exact nature of Titanic’s last hours. It combines a “forensic” approach with numerous tales of the survivors and victims — Pellegrino never forgets the human tragedy enacted on the high seas all those years ago. It’s a breath-taking study, and one I am glad I picked up on a whim.

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  1. Hmmm….. looks interesting. I'll have to add that to my "must check out from the library" list… :-)Thomas Duff#

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