In the Books featuring The Legacy Remains by W.E. Brower

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Titanic: The Legacy Remains by W.E. Brower.


About the Book: Actors, artists, memorabilia dealers and members of the expedition dive teams join descendants of the passengers and crew in a panel discussion trying to answer why the public is amazed by a 104 year old shipwreck.

My Review: As a history nerd, the Titanic has always held a special spot in my heart. As a kid, I watched the initial finding when it was aired on TV and soaked up any movie, story, or documentary I could find. Needless to say, when I saw this I jumped at the chance to read it.

I found the interviews both intriguing and inspiring. There’s something special about hearing opinions from those that have studied a moment in history. For me, it’s like being told a story, so I’m attentive from the outset. The interviews collected here are an amazing resource and one any history buff would enjoy reading.

As much as I enjoyed the interviews, my favorite part was the author’s descriptive style when taking the reader through the ship. I could smell the varnish and hear the sounds around me. Most of the time reading a historical description is similar to reading stereo instructions, so you can imagine my joy at having the Titanic brought to life to the point I could smell the varnish and hear the sounds around me. That, in my opinion, stole the show from the interviews, but not by much.

About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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5 Responses to In the Books featuring The Legacy Remains by W.E. Brower

  1. Great find! I too remember following the discovery of the Titanic when I was a kid – glad I wasn’t the only kid who was fascinated! Bronte

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