Sunday, April 15, 2012

going down with the ship all over again

April 15, 1912.

A hundred years ago right now, the word was just starting to get out to the world that the unsinkable ship Titanic, on its maiden voyage, was lying at the bottom of the North Atlantic -- the end of a magnificent ship and 1514 souls, but the beginning of endless fascination with the story of how it could have happened and what it meant:  the tragedy and the romance, the rich and the poor, bravery and cowardice.

A good book to read on the topic:  A Night to Remember by Walter Lord.

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