Titanic Remembered: 1912 - 2012

Titanic Remembered: 1912 - 2012

by Beau Riffenburgh
     
 
A century after it sank beneath the icy waves in the worst maritime disaster in seafaring history, the Titanic returns! The inclusion of some 40 facsimile items--blueprints and construction plans, telegrams from that fateful night, even a US Navy ice warning--makes this centennial edition a veritable treasure trove of historical memorabilia and hands-on

Overview

A century after it sank beneath the icy waves in the worst maritime disaster in seafaring history, the Titanic returns! The inclusion of some 40 facsimile items--blueprints and construction plans, telegrams from that fateful night, even a US Navy ice warning--makes this centennial edition a veritable treasure trove of historical memorabilia and hands-on historical detail. The included DVD offers firsthand accounts from survivors, rare film footage, original blueprints, safety reports, and more.
 
 

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This slipcased volume by Riffenburgh (The Titanic Experience; Polar Exploration) is beautifully illustrated with high-quality photographs and artwork. It includes facsimiles of blueprints, letters, tickets, posters, and other documents and a DVD containing audio recordings of actors reading survivors' stories as well as brief film clips of Titanic and Carpathia. The text begins with a history of the transatlantic shipping industry and an explanation of how the White Star Line came to preeminence, then continues through the disaster and aftermath, up to the present controversies over salvaged items and the repopularizing of the Titanic story owing, in part, to James Cameron's 1997 film. VERDICT This is not the definitive history, but it is very enjoyable to read. Cased with tissue-lining, this book would make a great (albeit pricey) gift for the Titanic buff or general reader but is not likely to last intact in circulating library collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003320
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Edition description:
Boxed Set with Book & DVD
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
12.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Beau Riffenburgh has served as head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute.

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