Exploring the Titanic

Exploring the Titanic

April 15, 1912

Titanic: One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth that Shocked the World

cover photo: Titanic: One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth that Shocked the World by Stephen W. Hines 910.9163 H66t

There were no tweets, twitters or cell phone messages in 1912, so news traveled slowly about the fate of the passengers on the Titanic. In this book the author uses the headline accounts from the London Daily Telegraph, the largest circulating newspaper of the time, to allow today's reader to experience the same emotions as its readers did as the story unfolded 100 years ago.

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The Sinking of the Titanic

cover photo: The Sinking of the Titanic by Logan Marshall 910.9163 S61

Marshall interviewed the survivors in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and records the facts as they were known. Included are numerous maps, diagrams, drawings, and photographs (including a picture of the actual iceberg that sank the Titanic). Well established as part of the canon of Titanic literature, this book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the ship and her sorrowful fate.

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Lost Voices from the Titanic: The Definitive Oral History

cover photo: Lost Voices from the Titanic: The Definitive Oral History by Nick Barratt 910.91634 B26L

Using archival material, much from the UK's National Maritime Museum, the author has gathered the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive, transporting the reader back to those heartbreaking moments on that fateful Sunday night.

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Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster

cover photo: Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster by Marshall Everett

Originally published in 1912 and now republished to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, this book features specially commissioned illustrations, photographs from the Titanic Historical Society and more.

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The Illustrated Sinking of the Titanic

cover photo: The Illustrated Sinking of the Titanic by L. T. Myers 910.91634 M99i

Illustrated with many rare images, this book tells the story of the Titanic's last few days from accounts of the survivors on board the rescue ship RMS Carpathia.

The Last Days of the Titanic

cover photo: The Last Days of the Titanic by Edward Eugene O'Donnell 910.45 fO26L

In 1985, O'Donnell discovered a cache of photos in a Dublin basement taken by Irishman Frank Browne, a Jesuit priest. Remarkably, many of them document the maiden voyage of the Titanic. This collection contains the sole visual chronicle of the Titanic's passage from Southampton to Ireland (where Browne disembarked), and then to its doom at the bottom of the Atlantic.

A Night to Remember

cover photo: A Night to Remember by Walter Lord 910.45 L86n 1987

First published in 1955, the classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic drawn from survivors' accounts remains the best Titanic story after all these years. This bestseller sparked one of the first firestorms of interest in the disaster.

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Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic

cover photo: Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic by Daniel Allen Butler 363.123 B98u

Written by a Florida-based veteran of the U.S. Army and a Titanic buff, Butler has assembled a well-researched and balanced account of the disaster and aftermath, drawing on first-person accounts and solid secondary sources.

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The Titanic Story: Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions

cover photo: The Titanic Story: Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions by Stephen Cox 910.9163 C87t

The author of this book looks at the decisions and choices that were made from the building of the ship and its navigation, to the last-minute decision by the captain. This book includes eyewitness testimony and concludes that the story everyone knows about the great ship being sunk by arrogance, greed, incompetence, and reckless speed is wrong, or at least debatable.

Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

cover photo: Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner by John Maxtone-Graham

Rather than rehashing the already well-known events of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage, a leading authority on maritime matters who lectures aboard ocean liners and cruise ships, offers a different perspective by placing the disaster in the broader historical and technological context of the early twentieth century.

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The Band that Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic

cover photo: The Band that Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic by Steve Turner 910.9163 T94b

This is the first book to examine the lives of the eight musicians who put on overcoats and mufflers to come out to play in the lounge and then on the deck to calm the passengers as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea.

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