101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic......But Didn't by Tim Maltin and Eloise AstonTrivia
I've been reading a lot of Titanic books this year due to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that great ship so the title of this one really intrigued me. Can there really be 101 things still unpublished, 101 things I still not might know? Turns out, there can. Well, close to 101 if not that exact number!
Keep in mind I am in no way a Titanic scholar but just a casual reader. Even so , many of the myths in this book were well-known to me. A serious Titanic-phile would probably know most of the content but for a casual trivia reader, there is enough to keep and capture your interest. Many parts of the book were fascinating, casting new insight into the actual sinking.
The format of the book was interesting as well: a common myth is shared and then the truth is revealed, with accompanying data to verify the authors' statements. A lot of the data comes from first person accounts and reports and this adds a unique perspective to the read. If you like narrative stories, stay clear of this one. This is strictly for trivia-lovers.