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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Remembering the Titanic

In a little more than two weeks, we will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The ocean liner hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southhampton to New York City on April 15, 1912. Almost 70 percent of the 2,224 passengers onboard lost their lives in what is considered one of history’s worst peacetime maritime disasters. If you want to know more, USA Today recently offered some recommended reading ("Read All About It! Books Mark Titanic Anniversary") and our staff has gathered a large collection of books on the event. Here are a few suggestions.

Voyagers of the Titanic by Richard Davenport Hines

The Band Played On by Steve Turner

A Night to Remember by Robert Lord

Titanic’s Last Secrets by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

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