First time in paperback: A New York Times best seller and “a masterful treatment of the Titanic disaster”-Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember This passionate yet balanced narrative explores every facet of the Titanic's history, including her spectacular conception in an Irish shipyard and the ambitious modern-day attempts to salvage her. The familiar story of the RMS Titanic-from her encounter with an iceberg to her demise some three hours later, taking with her more than fifteen hundred people-still looms large in the popular imagination, and in Daniel Butler's as well. He studied the Titanic's history for thirty years, intensively compiling facts about the disaster and the players involved (from Captain Smith and his crew to the ill-fated third-class passengers). He even made the startling discovery of a nearby ship that ignored the Titanic's distress call because the shipmates were afraid to awaken their captain. Drawn from primary sources and period accounts, this new narrative puts the disaster into historical context and will serve as an essential historical resource for scholars of Titanic lore.
Author Biography: Daniel Allen Butler is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Author of The Lusitania, he lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
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About the Author
Daniel Allen Butler, a military historian and internationally recognized authority on maritime subjects, is the author of The Lusitania and The Warrior Queens
What People are Saying About This
Tucson Citizen, 2/28/12
“Provides even more depth to a story we think we already know.”
Hudson Valley News, 3/21/12
“This author’s description of the boarding of the lifeboats is detailed and fascinating.”
“[Butler’s] focus on detail provides fascinating bits of information…His combination of intimate detail, accurate narration and effective personalization of the tragedy remains as compelling today as at the time of the book’s original release.”
“The Bookworm Sez” (nationally syndicated column), 4/1“Nicely updated” Politics & Patriotism (blog), 4/9
“Written in a calm respectful narrative style that’s easy to read.”
Acadiana LifeStyle, April 2012
“Even if you thought you knew all there is to know about this tragedy, you will be surprised at recently discovered facts revealed in the new postscript and foreword updated by the author.”
WomanAroundTown.com, 4/12/12“Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew.”
Midwest Book Review, June 2012“Any collection interested in the Titanic’s history will relish this revision.”
Curled Up with a Good Book“Unsinkable is a must-read for fans of the Titanic and buffs of plain old history. Butler’s attention to detail and obvious research provides a brief glimpse into a bygone era. Titanic is ultimately a cautionary tale of the hubris of man, and Unsinkable an entertaining read.”
Portland Book Review, 11/3/12“Butler details everything you would ever want to know about the ship, and the book is just fascinating…Unsinkable is full of interesting information and is a good read in general. Get yourself a copy!”
Lone Star Book Review, January 2013 “Unsinkable is a well written story by an internationally recognized authority on maritime subjects. Daniel Allen butler provides more depth to a story many think they already know and this book has been updated to include the latest findings and theories on the ship’s sinking. Unsinkable will make an excellent addition to your Titanic book collection.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well written and researched. The factual account of events is in no way boring or pedantic, and makes you feel as if you can see each moment as it unfolds.