My husband, Griff, has a fairly extensive library of Titanic material which includes books, paintings, and other ephemera but he is always on the lookout for something new.
A new title by Brad Matson tells the story of shadow divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, as they investigate one of the most puzzling questions about what happened that freezing April night. Why did the Titanic sink so quickly?
From the publisher:
Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy.
I know what Griff is getting for Christmas!
Buy this book!