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    BOOK REVIEW. Titanic: The Tennis Story

    Book Review. Titanic: The Tennis Story by Lindsay Gibbs
    By Jason Wood

    One hundred years ago on April 15, the most famous shipwreck in history claimed the lives of over 1,500 passengers in the North Atlantic. Two of those who were rescued were tennis players Karl Behr and Dick Williams, whose story is told in the novel Titanic: The Tennis Story. They were not traveling together, but instead happened to meet on the rescue ship, Carpathia, where they became friends. While aboard Carpathia, Williams resisted a doctor's urging to amputate his heavily frostbitten legs, insisting he would instead revive them with continuous exercise. His legs saved, Williams quickly returned to tennis, amazingly winning a tournament just six weeks after the sinking. Behr and Williams would meet that July in a tournament near Boston, and then again in 1914 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Nationals (which later became the US Open).


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    WOW - things we never knew about the Titanic!

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