Sorry if this is not the right place for this, I just feel so elated that I have finally managed to get my book published, having been gestating since 2005: http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-angel/the-titanic-e
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster I decided to collate my notes and compile them into a retelling of the story of the sinking, but punctuated by discursive interludes to explore various controversies further: did the captain or 1st officer really shoot themselves? Were the third class really barred from the lifeboats? Did the band play till the last minute? Why did the ship have lifeboat spaces for only half on board...and why were 400 seats in the boats left empty? Conclusions are not easy to come by, but thanks to hundreds of hours of inquiry testimony, plus letters and interviews given by the survivors, I feel that many of the fables and falsehoods can be explained and dismissed...but a great many new controversies and theories arise.
I hope you enjoy it. It was a struggle to write at times but I am proud of it.
03-25-2012 01:43 - edited 03-25-2012 01:44
Thank you Maggie, I am thrilled to bits!!
I've just uploaded my Pdf version...still working on the printed version- should be availabel soon!
Very timely release. My wife (a Titanic groupy) is, at this very moment, converting our 100 year old house into the Titanic for a double centennial celebration for our house and the sinking of the Titanic on April 14...replete with smoke stacks, crow's nest, floating bodies, and more howsers than the original Titanic had aboard. I hope your book does well. Do you have a sample to preview?
03-26-2012 06:15 - edited 03-26-2012 09:48
Is the cover a still from the Cameron film? Do you have permission to use it?
Did we not discuss such a book on Lulu before about the '"truth"? Is this the same book?
The image does look like one from the 1997 film, which is a shame because there are 100s around with no copyright still on them.
This may also be of interest >> http://www.itv.com/titanic/ This one has not been 'Hollywooded' and does not show certain actual heroes as cowards.
There's now here also >> http://www.the-titanic.com/Titanic-Today/Attractio
What I can't help but ask is this: A search on Amazon.com for "Titanic" yields more than 2000 results. Is there really a need for yet another book on the subject?