In this book, the author tells the story of the Californian, the ship that was the closest to the Titanic when it sunk in 1912. Where were the crew of the Californian and why did they not respond to the distress flares or SOS signals sent via telegraph. As the boat flounders and begins to sink, how did so many third class passengers end up dying not making life boats, while some went into the water only half full or with men on board, rather than the requested women and children.
It was interesting to read another perspective on the story that we all know so well. 4/5