The Marconi Men

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
When the ill-fated cruise ship Titanic set out from Belfast on 2nd April 1912, two young men were aboard to operate the Marconi Wireless set. Jack Phillips and Harold Bride worked in shifts to send telegrams, weather reports, and company messages for the passengers and crew. This is their story. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » General
  • Words: 20,000
  • Language: British English
  • ISBN: 9781476497235
About Wendy Cockcroft

Wendy Cockcroft likes to write fantasy, psychological dramas, and horror when she's not blogging about the state of the internet and advocating for social and digital rights.

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Marva Dasef reviewed on Dec. 3, 2012

I'm not sure I would have liked this book as much as I do if it were about a fictional event. Since the Titanic is very real, Ms. Cockroft's account of the events focusing on a few real characters was very well done. The Foreword warns that some parts are fictionalized, but wasn't the movie Titanic exactly the same. Real people died on that ship and a few real people lived to tell about it.

I very much liked the story being based on the telegraph operators (the Marconi men) because historically we know who they were and we also have evidence of the actual messages sent. This lends so much reality to the story, it was quite fascinating.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
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