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I just finished “Unsinkable”. I congratulate you on this remarkable book. I am 79 years old and have read a lot of history. Yours is among the best.
I’m thoroughly engrossed in your “Unsinkable” book which I have from my library. I have a huge interest in the Titanic, and this is the book tells me all the little details I have been longing to find out. You must have done a lot of painstaking research.
I love your writing style. You have brought it all alive for me. Thank-you. I shall buy your book for my collection, and look forward to reading more of your work.
Kind regards, Eileen.
Your latest book is an excellent read. Very well written.
I’ve taken up doing research and reading on the Carpathia in the last few years, just eating up everything I can. I devoured your book, The Other Side of the Night, and I loved all the details of that amazing expedition and what happened afterwards.
I was wondering if you had any information about some of the others serving on Carpathia after the Titanic incident. Specifically the officers and chief engineer. They were such important figures in the events, but I can’t find anything out about what they went on to do other than Captain Rostron and Harold Cottam.
Any additional insights you could give me would be fantastic!
Thanks for your research and work!
Dear Mr Butler,
I have just finished your biography of Rommel.
I had two uncles who were wounded in Tobruck and I appreciated your evenhanded objective assessment of Rommel’s undoubted skills and weaknesses.
I thought that there are similarities between him and General Slim who fought the Japanesein Burma: both fought in a “sideshow” , but both were enlisted men’s generals . I had another relative who was Wingate’s GSO 1 for the second Chindits.
Thank you for a fascinating, well researched book; it will one by which I measure all other accounts of the North African campaign.
Really enjoyed your speech @ Flagler University on utube, and at 73yo, admit I ‘od’d on Titanic years ago. Living in NYC, we took the old liners for granted. Then, in 1973, we freaked! They’ll all be out of service by ’74! I took Canberra & France, friends QE2, etc. I as a graphic artist in advertising was especially impressed with their architecture: hardly land bound. Then I started painting them; not bad, but graphics paid more.
So your (new) name today held my interest – I only know the dead ones.
Interesting are your comments on Stanley Lord: I always felt he was a scapegoat for White Star’s catastrophe. (And of course rules changed afterwards; no switched off radios, etc.)
Thanks for the memories! P&O’s ssCanberra broke the spell of “Jet Set” PanAm JFK terminal for me. I had an old friend who was a girlfriend of Harry Grattidge of Cunard. When I bragged about my ‘new’ discovery of the ‘old’ liners, she smirked and said: “They had personalities”. Any cruise ship today would agree!