|Ghosts of the
- A Journey into the Heart of the Titanic
By Don Lynch and Ken Marschall
Press / Madison Press Book - 2005
|Wow. This is a good
way to spend an hour or two of your time. I found this a fascinating book covering Jim
Camerons 2001 Expedition to the Titanic, at which time he was making his 3-D film
GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS.
You cant help but be awed at the amazing photos the expedition teams were able to get by carefully maneuvering Remote Operational Vehicles (ROV) through the wreckage, which lies 2 ½ miles down on the ocean floor. Seeing the ship in its 2001 condition, compared to original photographs are haunting and powerful. Your heart cant help but be moved as you look at the gorgeous color photographs and the mysteries they reveal.
Don Lynch and Ken Marschall do a brilliant job of telling the story of Titanic from beginning to end. They do it in a thorough yet concise way. From the time Titanic was launched from Southampton on April 10, 1912 to when the Titanic sank on April 15th Lynch and Marschall supply all the details. Its a harrowing adventure to say the least. It matters little that we all already know the story; as it hit me just as hard while reading this book.
In the books introduction James Cameron states that no two people in his experience have contributed more to our understanding of the Titanic and tragic sinking than Ken Marschall and Don Lynch. Cameron goes on to say, "Kens luminous artwork, based on his unparalleled knowledge of the ship, and Dons encyclopedic mental database of her crew and passengers make them unrivaled Titanic authorities."
Reading GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS will confirm Camerons statement and will prove to be a stirring experience you are not soon to forget.