The Book is excellent! I received my copy earlier this week. I am very impressed! It flows nicely and is an easy read. Far more Illustrations that I had imagined too! It is a great addition to any collection! Thanks again.
I got my copy today, and was positively enthralled!! Great illustrations, and what detailed research, that went into this!!
I am a huge collector of books, inclusive of
Titanic, of course. The presentation of Dorothy's biography , is wonderfully done in this book.
My congratulations to you, Randy , for an excellent book. Prior to hearing of this publication, my curiosity had always been peaked
about Dorothy, but unfortunately due to circumstances, I myself, did not have time to do
the research. Thanks for this book and the
effort and energy , you put into it. I wish
you much success with it. A great book, with
many illustrations. It was a book, well worth
waiting for.Jennifer, my congratulations to you
as well. What a gift , you two have given me.
Yes, there are still some copies of the book available for purchase. You can search for it under its title "Finding Dorothy " under the book section of the site. Thank you so much for your interest in our book, and I hope you enjoy it.
P.S. If you havea problem finding it, just post here again and we willmake sure you get your copy.
I may have misunderstood your request. Copies of the book are still available, but not the CD-ROM or select prints. Those were in limited numbers and only available to first buyers. I do apologize, but the book alone is definitely worth the interest. I hope that I’ve been of help to you.
P.S. Randy and I want to thank everyone on ET for the moral support we’ve received during this project. We are both so happy those who have a copy of "Finding Dorothy" are pleased and hope that the quality is apparent.
Thank you Jennifer and Randy for the book about Dorothy I ordered. Excellent work about a very unusual woman.
On the internet pages to Adam Matthew Publications there is a chapter "Special operations executive 1940 - 1946 subversion and sabotage during World War II. Series One SOE Operations in Western Europe"
I come up with a few lines (not all there is) about Dorothy, in case anybody interested have not read it before:
"UGO submitted to source a plan whereby it was hoped to achieve a penetration of Allied Intelligence rings in Switzerland. The plan involved the employmet of Montanelli, Dorothy Gobson and General Zambon, three anti-Fascists then in prison at Milan."Certainly there may be some wara researchers who want to find out more about the mysterious Dr. Ugo.
I fully endorse Monica's excellent review of Randy's book. Perhaps, as Monica writes, not for the rivet counters amongst us but then it is not about Titanic but about Dorothy's life story.
After the Titanic sank she expressed rather negative views about the way the crew performed but as the Author points out since she was one of the first away in a lifeboat she was hardly in a position to know what transpired later.
I was delight to obtain a copy of the first edition of this book, which is excellently written and beautifully illustrated.
Thanks to each of you who have posted such kind comments about my book. It’s much appreciated. Thanks, too, to Phil Hind & ET for offering the great contest to benefit BTS, and also to Monica Hall for her nice review.
I much appreciate Monica’s thoughtful review. It’s true that tech-minded Titanic enthusiasts won’t care for the book, and that it’s appeal is therefore geared to those who are interested in social history. Having said that, I want readers to know that a lot of effort was put into the accuracy of the two Titanic chapters, and that they contain new information that will be of value to passenger researchers.
As to Monica’s delicate criticism, I did use adverbs and adjectives in "emotional" areas of the story but it was strategic, and their use doesn’t characterize the overall writing style of the book; I don’t want people thinking this is a work of "purple prose."
The original 1911 Harrison Fisher print that accompanies the signed copy of "Finding Dorothy" as a prize is quite a beauty and I think the winner will enjoy it.
Again thanks to everyone who has supported me (and Jennifer) in this project.
It may not be the Cat's Meow to a lot of techies, but from what I've seen thus far, I wouldn't let that get in the way. So much...or perhaps better expressed as What Little...we know about the people on that ship is so tied up with Titanic herself that it's easy to forget that the people had lives which came befor it and went well beyond it. Some of them were quite remarkable too. Randy's work goes a long way towards filling in the gaps over one of the players who manages to be well known, yet in some respects, surprisingly obscure.
Unfortunately the book is very scarce, Jose. It was a limited edition and all 500 copies are now sold/donated, except for a mere 20 copies which will be on sale at the gift shop at the Titanic Museum in Branson, beginning with the grand opening weekend of April 7. Right now there are no plans to print another run. That may change but I doubt it. What’s out there now is likely all there’ll ever be. I wish I could help you. If we do print another edition, I’ll post that info here.