I really tried to get through this book but I just couldn't. I am really fascinated by the Titanic and was really looking forward to reading this book. It started off good and was interesting but it went downhill pretty fast. I only made it about halfway through this book. To me it seemed like the author didn't really have enough info to make a whole book so she just threw in filler like information about Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. I don't see why the whole synopsis and review of Lord Jim was necessary. This book was overly dry and seemed to ramble on and on. I wouldn't recommend slogging through this book to anyone. I was really looking forward to learning more about the Titanic and about J. Bruce Ismay but I definitely didn't get much from this book.