BANGKOK -- China is famous for historical riddles spanning the ages. Even so, nothing prepared American writer Steven Schwankert for his trek across continents to solve the century-old mystery surrounding six Chinese survivors of the Titanic sinking.
Every reporter's dream is to unearth an important untold story. Yet it can be a monumental task, following a trail of elusive fact-crumbs to the truth. "It's like a jigsaw puzzle," said Schwankert, "except instead of the pieces on the table in your living room, they are spread out across the world."