Posted by: mcjangles | November 5, 2008

Book review #1 – Titanic’s Last Secrets


Over 1500 souls were forever silenced when RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912. A story so tragic that the film bearing the same name is still the number 1 grossing movie of all time 11 years after its release.

In Titanic’s Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, Brad Matsen recalls the story of the Deep Sea Detectives as they dive to the most famous wreck of all time and find new evidence that could re-write the final pages of 1500 hundred people’s lives.

There are probably hundreds of books on Titanic, and the author does not try to reinvent the wheel. Focus is on the new findings, with enough historical background on the ship, shipping, and central characters presented to build his case, and catch up those of us aren’t “Titaniacs”, without boring the non-history buffs out there. The book is a good complement to the History Channel specials that aired on Titanic and Britannic. A book with Deep Sea Detectives in the tag line wouldn’t be complete without diving talk and it’s in there. More of a wet-your-whistle for you hard core divers out there but exciting none the less. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to dive Titanic or Britannic?? Overall the book flows nicely and is a quick read, and I would recommend it to divers and non-divers alike.


The real reason Titanic did so well… Billy Zane

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