Titanic: The Ship Magnificent: Volume One

Titanic: The Ship Magnificent: Volume One

by Bruce Beveridge, Scott Andrews, Steve Hall, Daniel Klistorner, Art Braunschweiger
     
 

The largest, most luxurious ship in the world, wrecked on her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in mid-Atlantic, has become the stuff of legends. While everyone knows the new White Star liner was glamorous and full of millionaires when she sank, few appreciate just how luxurious she was. Even in third class, the accommodation was better than in first

Overview

The largest, most luxurious ship in the world, wrecked on her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in mid-Atlantic, has become the stuff of legends. While everyone knows the new White Star liner was glamorous and full of millionaires when she sank, few appreciate just how luxurious she was. Even in third class, the accommodation was better than in first class on many older ships. From cobalt blue Spode china and Elkington plate silverware in the a-la-carte restaurant to the design of the boilers and fixtures and fittings onboard the world's most luxurious vessel, they tell the story of a liner built at the peak of the race between the British, French, and Germans to build bigger and better ships.

Editorial Reviews

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"Offers about as up-close and microcosmic a view of the vessel as you are likely to find."  —Wall Street Journal

"Extensively researched and beautifully printed."  —Choice

Wall Street Journal
Offers about as up-close and microcosmic a view of the vessel as you are likely to find.
Library Journal

Beveridge (founder, Titanic Research & Modeling Assn.), heading a team of like-minded experts and enthusiasts (Scott Andrews, Steve Hall, and Daniel Klistorner), offers up the ultimate Titanic reference book. In two hefty volumes, the immense ship is scrutinized from stem to stern, mainmast to propeller shaft, first-class reception room to third-class bathroom. Aiming to catalog the ship's structure, mechanicals, interiors, fittings, and furnishings, the meticulously researched text at times verges on the obsessive. Even so, a vivid saga of life on board often manages to emerge from the sum of these countless parts. Although photos of the Olympic, Titanic's virtual twin, are used to stand in for many areas never photographed on the Titanic, the extraordinary collection of visual documentation-photos, illustrations, diagrams, and deck plans-constitutes the most exhaustive guided tour of the ill-fated vessel ever published. Ordinarily, such a reference set would find its way to only the most specialized libraries, but anywhere Titanic retains its fatal allure, academic and public libraries that can afford the price will not see these volumes gather dust on the shelf.
—David Soltesz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752446066
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.90(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Beveridge is an honorary lifetime member of the British Titanic Society, the Titanic Historical Society, and the Irish Titanic Historical Society. He is also a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association, and was the technical advisor of the plans, prints, and models released by Hahn Titanic Plans. He coauthored Olympic & Titanic with Steve Hall. Scott Andrews is a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. Daniel Klistorner has consulted on Titanic-related books, artifact identification, preservation efforts, and museum exhibits. Art Braunschweiger is a trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association.

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