New book on the Titanic's Finns in Finnish


Kalman Tanito

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For you, hardcore Titanic fans, a new book about the Titanic’s Finns (in Finnish):

Appelsin, Ulla: Titanicin tuntematon lapsi (The Unknown Child of the Titanic)

Publisher: Gummerus Kustannus Oy
ISBN: 9512064081
Hardcover, 223 pages
Available: 01 August 2003
Price: 31,50 euros

I have not seen the book yet, so I cannot comment on it — but have heard that it is interesting.

Kalman

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Bob Godfrey

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The title suggests it might be specifically about the Panula family, but with over 200 pages it must surely be a broad coverage of all the Finns. Hopefully there will be an edition in English. All the publishers need is a good translator with Titanic credentials - Kalman, step forward!
 
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Kalman, I agree with Bob, you would be the perfect choice for an English translation! care to get into the translating biz?

all the best, Michael (TheManInBlack) T
 

Kalman Tanito

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Here is a brief review of the book by Juha Peltonen, who has access to it:

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Released in the Fall of '03, this Finnish language hardcover concentrates on the history of the Finnish Panula family -- of Mr. Juho and Mrs. Maria Panula, their many children and the eventual recognition of the Unknown Child via DNA tests. Some of the 224 pages also contain information on other Finns on board the Titanic. Included are 35 photos related to the Panulas and to the ill-fated liner. An interesting book.
(Juha Peltonen)

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If an American publisher wants to have the book published in English, then perhaps I would go for it (I am a freelance translator in addition to my other duties). Until then, Juha and I are thinking about writing a book of our own on the Finns - but this may take a LONG time to be finished :)

Kalman
 
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Sharon A. Panula

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:) I certainly am interested in this book. As a member of the Ladies of Kaleva I'm sure I could find someone to translate for me --- but that would take a Looonnng time so of course it would be Great if it was published in English.
Thanks for the heads up, Mr.Godfrey. Go for it Kalman. :)
Sharon
 

Arne Mjåland

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On September 12 2000 I got a letter from Kiteen kaupunginkirjasto (a library in Finland) that Ahti Kopperi waas working on the Stranden family.(Juho Stranden was passenger on the Titanic).
I contacted Ahti, and he told me that he was working with that book. Anybody know what has happened to it?
 
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Hey everyone,

Does anyone know the Titanic book, which has the Panula family in it?/What is it called? I am very interested in the Scandinavian passengers, especially in the Anderssons, Palssons, and the Panulas. I would love to have the Panula family picture plus read more about the Finnish passengers!
Thanks,
Laura

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