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I love Titanic. By this I mean both the actual ship and learning every possible fact about it that I could in my youth, as well as the movie. Oh Lord, the movie. It came out right before my 15th birthday, and the fifteen year old in me will never stop crying at the end. From the last 45 minutes, to the final scene where they're all together again, I bawl like a baby. Still. I'm 35 now.
I've always been struck by the complete opposite reactions of the two most talked-about ships that night who were NOT named Titanic. We have one ship, close enough to easily rescue all on board, and another who was much farther away, but risked its own collision within the ice field by speeding right through at top speeds in a desperate attempt to reach her in time. I found this one via BookBub just the other day for $1.99 and I so hope it is worth the price. (Also, yes, I fell off the BookBub-Avoiding-Wagon. You'll hear all about that on Saturday with my Stacking the Shelves post.)
"At the beginning of the 20th century the Cunard Line, once the dominant passenger liner on the North Atlantic, was confronting the gravest crisis of its sixty-year history."
This line is taken from the beginning of Chapter 2, "The Carpathia and Arthur Rostron".
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