Employing the recently recovered journal of a fictional journalist on board the Titanic, Barry Denenberg has seamlessly and expertly blended fact and fiction to create a gripping re-telling of the Titanic's doomed voyage. Titanic Sinks! is well-researched and documented with extensive use of period photos. Timelines, menus, and more are also included in this large-sized picture book for older readers.
|Titanic at the docks of Southampton|
Public domain photo
That being said, I would not discourage anyone from reading this compelling account of the Titanic's sinking. In fact, I highly recommend it, but with a word of caution that some explanation may be in order. Alternatively, it would make excellent subject matter for older students to learn the process of determining authenticity in a work of nonfiction.
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Barry Denenberg's previous book, Lincoln Shot! is done is a similar vein. He is a prolific author of quality nonfiction and historical fiction titles. His website offers a link to his blog Another Side, which, if you are a lover of history, you will find incredibly well-written and interesting! It's now on my list of "must read" blogs.