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Remembering the Titanic

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The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

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2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and the demise of the Titanic. To commemorate the anniversary, the Hotel St. Germain in Dallas is holding a week of special events in the Titanic's honor, beginning April 10, 2012. According to their schedule, you can meet some of the descendants of the passengers of the Titanic during Friday and Saturday's events. Please call the hotel concierge for reserving any one of the events at (214) 871-2516.

To help gear up for this event, you'll need to do more than watch the famous James Cameron movie. How about a bit of fiction? Such as The Dressmaker, a 2012 release by Kate Alcott, where this Dallas reviewer believes that the fictional character had a lot to live up to against the Titanic's mighty waves, but you could also try Tricia Goyer's newest Christian Romance By the Light of the Silvery Moon which was just released.

By The Light of the Silvery Moon dramatizes an imagined romance on board the ship, but dutifully details the events of the Titanic so that readers will still be awed by its opulence and extravagance.

Alternatively, at your favorite local bookstore you can find the newest non-fiction release surrounding the facts of the Titanic, Voyagers of the Titanic by Richard Davenport-Hines. The description touts this work as being focused on everything from the ship itself to its crew to the industry to the passengers.

To look for these Titanic themed books near you, search for your nearest independent bookstore through the indieBound site.

And of course, you could always relive Leonardo and Kate's Titanic adventure on the big screen, this time in 3-D. It is currently showing in theaters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Could this be a case where the movie is better than the book? You decide. What are your favorite Titanic themed reads?

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