November 29th, 2006


#126 - Titanic: Women and Children First

by Judith B. Geller

This was an excellent books – one of my favorites I’ve read about the “Titanic” disaster. It’s different from so many of the books I’ver read before in that it’s not just another rehashing of the sinking, and all the events that led up to it. Instead, this book looks at some of the people on board. It’s separated into three sections, one for first class passengers, second class, and third class, and in each section, there are mini-biographies of several of the passengers and families who traveled in each class. There are wonderful, poignant stories here that I’d not read before. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in this period of history. It’s not a book just about the “Titanic,” but also about that era in general, and the way society functioned under this sort of a class structure. Really excellent. 10/10