Titanic Psychic Forewarnings of a Tragedy by Behe

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Monique Flamond

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Hello everyone. I'm really humbled by the lengthy lists of Titanic books some of you have. I own only 14. Does anyone have the above mentioned title? It's on an auction site and I'd like to know if it's worthwhile. I borrowed the other Titanic book by George Behe 2 years ago and enjoyed that one. Is he considered to be an accurate/avid researcher of Titanic?
 
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Only 14? Well time, effort and an armour plated credit card can help you cure that.

I have two of his books in my collection. One of them is "Titanic; Safety, Speed, and Sacrifice". While I have reservations about some of his conclusions vis a vis conspiracies and cover ups, the material is thought provoking and useful.

The other book I have is "Lost At Sea" which George co-wrote with Micheal Goss. This book goes into some very exhastive depth in researching and explaining the origins of a number of maritime ghost stories. I shudder to think of how much legwork he and Mike had to do to run some of this stuff to ground, to say nothing of how much dust from musty archives and newspaper graveyards they ended up breathing.

Any way you look at it, George is as thorough as they come, quite avid, and he has a good nose for getting his facts strieght. If you have any questions about his material, you might want to ask him about it. He posts quite frequently here.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Mark Taylor

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The book is tough to find. Only a finite number of books were published so you will have to scour used bookstores. Occasionally a copy pops up on Ebay. I eventually got my copy through a used book dealer and believe me it was pure serendipity.

The Lost At Sea book is very well done and still available.

Mark Taylor
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Hi, Monique!

Please do not bid an outrageous amount of money for a copy of "Psychic Forewarnings." (I'm told that copies turn up on ebay with opening bids of $100, and that's highway robbery.)

If you utilize antiquarian book search engines like Advanced Book Exchange etc., you can occasionally find a used copy of the book for $20 - $30.

If you purchase a copy, I hope you'll enjoy it. :)

All my best,

George

(P.S. Mark and Mike, thanks for the vote of confidence.) :)
 

Mark Baber

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Hey, George---

One of the two copies currently on eBay, being offered by someone we know from Mark T's mailing list, has an opening bid of $150. If you happen to have a few extras lying around, you might be able to raise enough money for ALL of us to join Phil in Boston for the next ten days.

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George, I don't necessarily agree with you that Titanic, Psychic isn't worth more than $20 to $30. there is more demand than supply. the economics of the situation will tend to drive up prices. besides, it is an excellent work, the best book about the psychic angle on the market.

that being said, I would always consider an auction site, especially eBay as my last choice on where to acquire books.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, book search engines are kind, they are good, they are your friends, they will save you a pot of money. all they ask in return is that you visit them. often. I understand gifts of chocolate are purely optional.

a quick check on AddAll showed several copies for $75, and one for just $22. much better than $150!

anyone interested in adding to their collections should bookmark the following two used book search sites:

http://www.bookfinder.com
http://www.addall.com/used

on AddAll, make sure you click the link to sort the list by price (ascending) to quickly find the cheapest copy available. Bookfinder does this for you automatically.

good hunting all!
Michael (TheManInBlack) T
 

Jason D. Tiller

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I just got my copy a couple of weeks ago by finding it on addall, but I haven't started reading it yet. Though I have gone through it and I can say that it is a very worthwhile book, since it has several passenger accounts describing how they felt about the maiden voyage.

Mark T is right, it is tough to find.

Best regards,

Jason
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I'm a VERY proud owner of "Titanic: Psychic Forewarnings of a tragedy". I'm a great admirer of anything George writes. I know of three books (and I wish I could have the other two) and have read various other articles by George and they are well researched, well written, always thought provoking and fascinating. If you see anything authored by George Behe - it's a must buy, in my opinion.

George, I think the pillow turned out too small, will have to make a slightly larger one!

Daniel.
 
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George OM! No problemo on the vote of confidence. (The bribe turned up in my secret numbered Swiss bank account yesterday. Great timing there!
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Seriously, do you have anything else in the works?

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

George Behe

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Hi, Mark!

> One of the two copies currently >on eBay, being offered by someone we know from >Mark T's mailing list,
> has an opening bid of $150.

Heck -- for $150 a bidder could buy the *author* of "Psychic Forewarnings." :)

>If you happen to have a few extras lying around,...

I'm afraid I only have two copies: Pat owns Copy #1, and my own copy is the one I read when I want a good laugh. :)

Hi, Michael T., Michael S., Jason and Daniel!

Thanks very much for your kind words about the book -- I really appreciate it.

Mike Standart wrote:

> Seriously, do you have anything >else in the works?

Yes, Don and I have a joint project in the works. We keep adding new documents to the manuscript and keep deleting old documents because we can't obtain permission from the owners to publish them. At present our 'unusable' file is just as big as the file we intend to publish. Very frustrating.

Take care, guys -- I hope all is well with you.

All my best,

George
 
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Monique Flamond

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Thank you all so much for the info. It isn't my goal to get my hands on every Titanic book available, but this one sounds intriguing.

I'm pleased the man himself replied! Do any other authors visit?

I'm proud to say my interest in Titanic is pre - Cameron's movie. My dad told me about the great liner when I was a child, and it has fascinated me ever since. I'm an old lady in my 30's now!
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Thanks again, I shall return!

Monique
 
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>Heck -- for $150 a bidder could buy the *author* of "Psychic Forewarnings." :)

Yeah, but what about the shipping and handling? Not to mention the postage...How many stamps does it take to ship an author?
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Kritina
 
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But after you bought the author of "Pyschic Forewarnings", what would you do with him?

He's too big to fit in the refrigerator. Too short to use for a basketball net. And too heavy to be a paperweight.

I guess you could stand him in the corner for a coatrack. Just need a little dusting, now and then.
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It's a coatrack you would have to feed...

He might be entertaining at parties...

(Wasn't a talking coatrack that could write books the kind of gimmick that could get you on "The Ed Sullivan Show"?)
 
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$150 for George! Why, he's anyone's for 150cents! Problem is there are still no takers even at that price!
Seriously, I treasure all the books that George has sent me over the years - especially the personalised inscriptions within (I'll take out the fly pages before the books go to ebay!).

Geoff
 

George Behe

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Hi, Geoff!

>(I'll take out the fly pages before the books go >to ebay!).

Removing the handwritten inscription always increases the value of a book written by a hack author. :)

Hack! Hack! (It's just my cough. Honest!) :)

All my best,

George
 
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Also, keeping the 'fly pages' while selling the books makes it easier to use the fly pages for blackmail ...... er, umm, contributions to your retirement!
 

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I'm falling behind on my library. Geez, I'm still trying to get George's "Titanic; Safety, Speed, and Sacrifice" into my library, let alone his other book. The bookstore finally called to say my order arrived, and then I go out of town on business for four days! Bad timing!

Tomorrow I'm off and so will go pick up my long-awaited copy of Bee's book. (hope I spelled that correctly!) hee hee haw haw. haw hee.

Teri
 

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