Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
by Deborah Hopkinson
Scholastic Press, 2012. 289 pgs. Non-fiction.

 There are many books written about the sinking of the Titanic, but this is the first one where I got to read the survivors' accounts of what happened in their own words. Filled with transcripts from the court hearings afterward and letters written by survivors, this book is a much more personal look at how the Titanic's sinking affected those who lived through it. Hearing the people speak of it in their own words is both heartbreaking and touching. I listened to this book on audio CD. The different people's accounts were each reads by a different actor, which made their stories seem all the more real. I can not recommend this book highly enough.

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