I have been looking for an opportunity to start this book and just recently found it. So far I am about a hundred pages in and have thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the reasons this event has so captured my attention is my fascination with the era it took place in. I believe and this book has helped support my belief that men were different during this time. I mean men, not mankind. Men were different. There was a sense of chivalry, and dignity that has all but dissappeared today in contemporary masculinity. That phrase itself almost seems an oxymoron if the two masculinities, ours and that of the early 1900's and before, are compared.
This isn't a story book. It's pages are filled with eyewitness accounts of the events that took place on the ship. It truly was a tragic event for so many reasons. This book has allowed for an incredible glimpse into the fatal maiden voyage of a truly grand ship and into the lives of those who sailed upon her. I am quite anxious to continue on and look forward to typing up a review once I am done.