100 Years Later, Learn about the Titanic!

Ghosts of the Titanic.

Charles Pellegrino ; foreword by James Cameron.

Nonfiction, Travel

Using the latest technology to penetrate the "Titanic's" watery grave, the author of "Her Name, Titanic" recreates those last, horrifying moments on board the doomed ship and uncovers fascinating secrets about ocean life. "Like "Godfather II", better than the original".--James Cameron, Oscar-winning director of "Titanic". Line drawings throughout.

Building the Titanic : an epic of the creation of history's most famous ocean liner

Rod Green.

Travel, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most tragic events in seafaring history, but its construction remains one of the greatest achievements of human engineering. Here is the first detailed account of the creation of this "grand hotel of the high seas"-the amazing story of how the ship was designed and constructed, and why, nearly 100 years later, its legend continues to fascinate us.

Anatomy of the Titanic

Tom McCluskie.

Travel, Nonfiction

A fine promotional book featuring excellent b&w photos of the construction, mechanical components and the opulent passenger spaces of the great ship together with well-executed color plates of the interior concept drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Unsinkable : the full story of the RMS Titanic

Daniel Allen Butler.

Nonfiction, Travel

The first modern work to give a comprehensive picture of the Titanic and the people intertwined with her fate, from disaster to recovery. Drawn from primary sources and contemporary accounts, this narrative allows readers to come to their own conclusions about this legendary vessel.

The discovery of the Titanic

by Robert D. Ballard, with Rick Archbold ; introduction by Walter Lord ; illustrations of the Titanic by Ken Marschall.

Travel, Nonfiction

Here is the first-hand account of Dr. Ballard's quest to find the Titanic. Including rare archival photos and charts, this volume recounts the Titanic's tragic last night and describes the drama of the expedition that finally found and explored her. Plus Dr. Ballard reveals the ship's location and lays to rest many of its mysteries. 48-page color insert.

The amateur naturalist

Nick Baker ; foreword by Lee Durrell.

Science/Technology, History

Nearly 20 years after making the world's most famous underwater discovery, Ballard returns to the Titanic with the most advanced instruments in underwater exploration to provide the clearest, most dramatic images of the ship ever seen.

Shadow of the Titanic : the extraordinary stories of those who survived

by Andrew Wilson.

Biography, History

From an acclaimed biographer, a riveting account of what happened to the survivors of the Titanic--to be published in the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. April 14, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. While much has been written about the great ship, her shocking demise, and those who perished, very little has been devoted to the hundreds of survivors. In Shadow of the Titanic , Andrew Wilson...

Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner

by Susan Wels.


The tragic fate of the "Titanic" is well known. But now, an astonishing wealth of new information about the people, events, and artifacts of that fateful night has been uncovered. Containing interviews, excerpts from actual passenger diaries, photographs, and replicas of items recovered from the ship itself, this book is published as a companion volume to the traveling 1997-98 "Titanic" exhibit.

Titanic : the last great images

Robert Ballard with Ian Coutts.

Science/Technology, History

Dead men tell no tales. Dead ships, however, do. Over seventy years after the great ocean liner sank, marine geologist Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic 12,500 feet beneath the surface of the icy North Atlantic. Now Ballard presents the world with an opportunity to live the story of the famous ship through his amazing last great images, before Titanic 's remains are gone forever. This is a story told in rusted, twisted metal and ...

Life Titanic 100 Years Later.


There has never been a disaster that so captivates the human imagination as that of the sinking of the "Titanic." Now, on the 100th anniversary of "the night to remember," "LIFE" revisits this awesome human drama. This oversized, deluxe book includes archival photography, past reporting in "LIFE," and the modern-day explorations of Robert Ballard and others that inspired the James Cameron film.

Titanic : women and children first

Judith B. Geller ; foreword by John P. Eaton.

Biography, History

Presented here are personal interviews with survivors and their relatives, and biographies of the women and children as well as the male passengers and crew with whom they had contact. The passengers' own voices are recorded in diaries, letters, and newspaper stories. Each passenger section (first class, second class, and third class) is introduced with a brief overview on the conventions of society at the turn of the twentieth century, when surv...

Titanic adventure : one woman's true life voyage down to the legendary ocean liner

by Jennifer Carter and Joel Hirschhorn ; foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr.

Action/Adventure, Science/Technology, History

Jennifer Carter was the only expedition leader who coordinated, directed, and secured the first Titanic treasure. "Titanic Adventure" offers an electrifying, new, true story of suspense, danger, and the legendary ocean liner under the seas. 12 illustrations.

The newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters

Violet Jessop ; introduced, edited, and annotated by John Maxtone-Graham.

Biography, History

"Jessop has added a fresh, indispensable chapter to the legend of the Titanic that buffs & historians will find invaluable." Publishers Weekly "Many books on the subject are being published, but few can match this survivor's firsthand account in imparting a sense of immediacy." ALA Booklist "Jessop writes with an easy & enviable felicity.... The horror of the foundering Titanic... comes at the reader full force, as does the sinking of the hospita...

Titanic tragedy : a new look at the lost liner

John Maxtone-Graham.


Maritime historian Maxtone-Graham, a Scottish-American New Yorker, has written dozens of books about North Atlantic liners. He offers general readers an extensively researched, accessible account of the RMS Titanic, from the events leading up to its creation and ill-fated voyage through those following the disaster. The text incorporates testimony of some of the survivors interviewed by the author 40 years ago, and seven previously unpublished Ti...

Titanic lives : Atlantic voyagers and the worlds they came from

Richard Davenport-Hines.

Biography, History

Focusing on the personalities and life stories of passengers and crew, this new narrative history of the voyage of the Titanic explores the personal tragedies of the disaster and provides readers with a new perspective on the details of the disaster as well as a snapshot of contemporary life in the early twentieth century. The volume follows both famous characters and everyday passengers and weaves a compelling new narrative of that fateful voyag...

What really sank the Titanic : new forensic discoveries

by Jennifer Hooper McCarty & Tim Foecke.

Science/Technology, History

Using forensic science, McCarty (Oregon Health and Science U.) and Foecke (National Institute of Standards and Technology) offer an investigation for general readers that examines how the Titanic sank, analyzing its design, materials, construction, and vulnerabilities, the collision with the iceberg, and sinking of the ship. They argue that substandard materials were used in some of the riveted joints, causing the quick flooding and sinking. They...

The Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built.

Marshall Everett.

History, Science/Technology

Designed to replicate the look and feel of the original 1912 classic, this republished treasure coincides with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Titanic" in April, 2012.

Molly Brown : unraveling the myth

Kristen Iversen.

Biography, History

When Margaret Tobin Brown arrived in New York City shortly after her perilous night in Titanic's Lifeboat Six, a legend was born. Through magazines, books, a Broadway musical, and a Hollywood movie, she became "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," but in the process her life story was distorted beyond recognition. Even her name was changed--she was never known as Molly during her lifetime. Kristen Iversen's Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth is the first f...