Titanic Myths, Titanic Truths


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Over the years I've become noted for not adhering to the conventional wisdom. Recently, I realized that it was difficult to connect my ideas together because they are spread over this forum and others. So, I created a modest new book, "Titanic Myths, Titanic Truths." It is available through Amazon as a print-on-demand softback. The price is deliberatly modest to ease wallet pain. Those who have been following my posts will find little new here. The book just puts everything between two covers. And, those who support the conventional wisdom are warned they probably shouldn't bother with this new book to avoid appoplectic fits.

http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-Myths-Tru ... 898&sr=1-3

Readers of "Titanic Myths, Titanic Truths" will discover that I appear to be arguing with myself because much of what I say now differs from my earlier book, "The Last Log Of The Titanic." This is true. I am arguing with myself. Never fear, however, I won the argument.

Thanks in advance to anyone who buys the book. Fair warning, though, I don't plan to defend or discuss it beyond this short announcement. I would rather spend my time on the forum debating specific issues.

-- David G. Brown
 

Jake Peterson

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Do you have the url in right? I just clicked on it, and it said it's not a functioning page on their site.

Also, how much is it? I wouldn't mind a copy, since I also don't have Last Log of the Titanic.
 

Arun Vajpey

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I only found a used copy on the UK Amazon site but was luckier at the US one. The new copy including postage to the UK was a reasonable £13 and so I placed an order. Looks interesting.
 
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My original intention was to drain the e-book swamp, but the alligators of format incompatability got me. I got so frustrated I almost threw my shoe through the monitor. Maybe I should try again. For the moment, though, it's only a trade paperback book. If somebody really can't live without an e-file, I have a PDF of the page layouts.

-- David G. Brown
 

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Yes, reading things on the computer is handy, however, it is always nice to have a physical piece of book matter in your hand to come back to again and again. :)
 
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Mr. Brown reshaped my thinking of Titanic. After reading 'Last Log' I had to re-think my book that I'm trying to write. Brown showed me that what I had always excepted may not be true, & personally made me get off my butt & do some original research (which I'm still doing lol). I do not necessarily believe all his views. nor do I believe all the views of anyone - Haas, Lord, Behe, Halpern & all the Titanic greats; but this is only BECAUSE Brown showed me (@ least) that I can think outside of the box & look beyond the excepted. On top of this there are details that Brown has introduced or interpreted that I never was aware of nor thought about. So I for one suggest anyone to please buy Mr. Brown's books.
 

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Mr. Brown reshaped my thinking of Titanic.Brown showed me (@ least) that I can think outside of the box & look beyond the excepted.
You don't need anyone to show you how to think laterally. But then "thinking outside" does not always provide the right answers and it most certainly does not in case of the Titanic. One can always come up with alternative theories for everything and just because they are off the beaten track does not make them true.
 

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You don't need anyone to show you how to think laterally. But then "thinking outside" does not always provide the right answers and it most certainly does not in case of the Titanic. One can always come up with alternative theories for everything and just because they are off the beaten track does not make them true.
No doubt. I am not trying to credit or uncredit anyone's views or believes. But to say negative comments via anyone's views or beliefs without suggesting that even the mere fact that you (hopefully) respectfully disagee doesn't strengthen your own resolves, says more. I just merely told what Brown's work has done for me. Sorry it did not do the same for you, but I guess I choose to remain subjective rather than objective. I do,in all sincereness appreciate ur comment. :)
 
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It's flattering to have my book being argued over. And, this lively discussion has stimulated sales. Thanks to all for that.

While I would love to convince everyone of the points I make in the "Myths" book, I also realize that the real good of my book is to stimulate thinking about Titanic from other points of view. Thus, Arun's comments are most welcome even though he disagrees with my opinions.

-- David G. Brown
 

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Hello Mr. Brown. I recently read your Last Log book and enjoyed it very much. I realized, before too long, that I was reading some things I hadn't before, and it became an exercise in critical thinking. I was blown away by your theories and got concerned that I might be falling for something that had already been "debunked". I stopped reading and did some research; eventually I returned and completed reading. I know how intense Titanic enthusiasts are, so I figured your theories would have been widely discussed long before I happened to read your book. I think you did a fine job of pushing some boundaries and exploring alternative theories. I'm curious to know about which ones you have revised and why, so I'll keep looking. I have become I bit of a research hound in my own work, and that has a lot to do with why my own interest in Titanic really took off. The process fascinates me, and Titanic provides limitless opportunity for research and learning. Thanks for a great book. - Matt
 

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Hello Mr. Brown. I recently read your Last Log book and enjoyed it very much. I realized, before too long, that I was reading some things I hadn't before, and it became an exercise in critical thinking. I was blown away by your theories and got concerned that I might be falling for something that had already been "debunked". I stopped reading and did some research; eventually I returned and completed reading. I know how intense Titanic enthusiasts are, so I figured your theories would have been widely discussed long before I happened to read your book. I think you did a fine job of pushing some boundaries and exploring alternative theories. I'm curious to know about which ones you have revised and why, so I'll keep looking. I have become I bit of a research hound in my own work, and that has a lot to do with why my own interest in Titanic really took off. The process fascinates me, and Titanic provides limitless opportunity for research and learning. Thanks for a great book. - Matt

Not to interrupt but if you are New to the Titanic game... Than I would also recommend (as a BROWN's fan- really Seahawks, lol But knw what I mean) Titanic everything was against us by Simon Angel. It too will get ur mind thinking.
 
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A bit late for this reply, but I've been on location shooting video for a client.

Thanks to all for taking such an interest in my book. My goal is always to stimulate new thoughts and research. That's why I think what I wrote on page 1 of the "Myths" book is so important -- the need for a methodical way of sorting the data obtained from research.

Again, thanks for your interests.

-- David G. Brown
 

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My pleasure, thanks for a great book. I started White Hurricane this week. Love it so far. I spent over 20 years working for an ex tug boat captain who is also an avid reader of history. He's a Norwegian with a maritime heritage including a lot of work in NY Harbor and the inland waterways.
 
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>>One can always come up with alternative theories for everything and just because they are off the beaten track does not make them true.<<

Quite right, it doesn't. That said, it can also open up avenues never explored. They may not pan out but it never hurts to put them to the test. If it holds up, you learn something new and if not, you know for sure what isn't so.

It's a win either way.

The real trick is to avoid the pitfall of falling in love with your own hypothesis and we're all vulnerable that.
 
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