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1. DK Readers: Titanic: The Disaster
2. Finding the Titanic Level 4
3. Titanic: An Illustrated History
4. Shadow of the Titanic
5. Shipwrecks: The Sinking of the
6. Titanic: Legacy of the World's
7. Titanic Sinks! (Stepping Stone,paper)
8. SOS Titanic
9. Titanic (Scholastic History Readers)
10. The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading,
11. The Story of the Titanic As Told
12. Inside the Titanic (A Giant Cutaway
13. Titanic
14. Ghosts of the Titanic
15. Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy
16. 1912 Facts About the Titanic
17. Titanic Voices: Memories from
18. The Mammoth Book of the Titanic:
19. Titanic: The Great Lakes Connections
20. The Sinking of the Titanic

1. DK Readers: Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked the World! (Level 3: Reading Alone)
by Mark Dubowski
Paperback: 48 Pages (1998-12-07)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$0.51
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Asin: 0789434415
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The disaster that shocked the world! Courage and tragedy... this is the story of the "safest" ship ever built.

The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio.

The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Glad you liked Titanic . . .
You might like, at the same reading level, Discovery in the Cave, how four boys and a dog discovered the famous Lascaux cave paintings. Available May 2010. -Mark Dubowski

5-0 out of 5 stars DK readers: Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked The World!
This is a really great book, for children and even adults. Word appropriate for the age/grade. Very informational. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Titanic Book Young Readers
I purchased this book for my son in second grade who iscaptivated by the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and this book was perfect for his reading level and probably younger readers too. He has watched several movies about the Titanic and he took this book into school today to share with his class. It gives a very good account of the facts and brings the reader forward to it's dsicovery in the 1980's. It is a good book for the kids to read to themselves or for parents to read to them. I liked it myself.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!!!!
The book was very detailed and interesting. I knew some things about the TITANIC but not as much as this book tells me!!!! This is a great book. I am looking foward to reading all the others Eyewitness Books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent photography! Great book for kids!
This book is one of the nicest books I have found for children on the Titanic. The pictures are beautiful and it's nice to have an early reader book that is non-fiction. ... Read more

2. Finding the Titanic Level 4
by Robert D. Ballard
Paperback: 48 Pages (1993-11-01)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$0.72
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Asin: 0590472305
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The story of the Titanic right up to its rediscovery is told for more advanced, independent young readers by the man who discovered the great sunken ship. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and educational reading book
Excellent book, with great pictures and stories of passengers as well as Ballard's discovery. My son (6) loves to read about Ruth, and life on the Titanic. My 4 year old loves to have the story read to him, and loves all the pictures too.

Great book for a good price!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Touching
I was captivated by this book as a Child. It featured large interesting images of the wreck and heartfelt content about the Titanic and her casualties. I'd recommend this book for the same reasons I found it so intruding ten years ago... Another interesting book to follow up with this one would be Dr. Ballard's "Exploring the Titanic." Both help reinforce an interest in this significant historical event.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another infomative book for kids!
I was thrilled when my son started reading and was glad to buy books of interest for him. This book was used a lot in our house, he eve took it with him when we went to the traveling tour of the Titanic. Loads of great information.

3-0 out of 5 stars Finding the Titanic
Would you ever stay on a boat that was sinking? The people on the Titanic had to make some decisions. Some people decided to stay on the Titanic, other people decided to hop into a lifeboat. I thought this book was very interesting. There was lots of action. (Example) the largest boat in the world hit an iceberg and started to sink! Some people even jumped of the large boat into the freezing water. There was a 12-year girl named Ruth that was left behind! The lifeboat that her mother and her two brothers were in was too crowded so she had to go in a lifeboat with a lot of strangers that Ruth didn't know. I would give these book 3 stars. I thought there were a lot of BRAVE characters, like Ruth. From this book I learned that you should always do what other people say.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Book For Children
I recently recieved this book through the mail from Amazon.com and I am giving it to one of my relations at Christmas Time, i looked through it and found that there was a massive amount of information.

For me, FINDINGTHE TITANIC did not sweep me away to a flood of thoughts. ... Read more

3. Titanic: An Illustrated History
by Donald Lynch, Ken Marschall
Hardcover: 227 Pages (2005-04-30)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$110.58
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Asin: 078581972X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A popular gift volume featuring dozens of meticulously accurate, full-color paintings--including a fold-out illustration of the whole Titanic--offers a wealth of information about the "unsinkable" cruise ship and its fatal voyage. Reprint.Amazon.com Review
The tragedy of the Titanic has been captured infiction, nonfiction, music, poetry, cartoons, official judicialinquiry, survivors' recollections, still photography, TV shows, andfilm; all of the above are covered to some extent in this good andpopular book. But few Titanic books match the paintings by KenMarschall, a specialist on the subject whose work can be found inother books by the ship's discoverer, Robert Ballard, who wrote theintroduction here. The photos are notable--including shots of thered-paint-stained iceberg that may have caused the sinking, thepristine ship, the sunken wreck, the people involved in the case--butMarschall's dozens of large-scale paintings really do help todramatize and explicate moments no camera glimpsed and feweyewitnesses agree upon.

There is much to recommend the text, too. You could make a movie justabout Second Officer Charles Lightoller, who helped accelerate thelifeboat-launching process, saving lives; stepped off the ship'sbridge into the Atlantic; was sucked down into a ventilator taking inwater, vainly swimming against its suction; and then got expelled by ablast of air, like a human cannonball in a circus, and landed next toa lifeboat that had been knocked 20 feet clear of the sinking ship'sdeadly whirlpool by a huge ship's funnel that crashed into the wavesnearby. Lightoller was marvelously clever in his courtroominterrogation by an attorney determined to maneuver him into admittingblame for the disaster.

There is much more history in between the dramatic illustrations,facts both grand and trivial--if you're bent on knowing what actuallyhappened to the dogs aboard, the answer is in this book. Definitelyone of the better titles dealing with Titanic. --TimAppelo ... Read more

Customer Reviews (52)

5-0 out of 5 stars A HIT!
This was a Christmas gift for my 9 year old grandson.He loved it!It's reported to me it is read often and at times he falls asleep after reading it at bedtime.This choice was a shot in the dark but worked out wonderfully.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book with alot of pictures
I purchased this book for my wife, who is a big fan of Titanic history.She loved the book because of the content and great photos and drawings.I highly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Take a Trip on the Titanic
My eight year old brought this book home from her school library and asked me if I would read it with her.Well, I started to read it and couldn't put it down. The pictures, the photos, the descriptions and the narratives were so rich and wonderful, by the time I was done reading I felt as though I had journeyed on the Titanic myself.I just can't say enough about this fantastic book.Very highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT BOOK!
I bought this book for my eight year old son and he LOVES IT! He's a big fan of the Titanic and owns several books and DVD on the subject.As all the other reviews mention, this is an excellent book. Well written and all the information about Titanic, shipwrecks, history, history of technology, history of America, ocean liner, shipwreck, ships, etc are great. The illustrations and photos are outstanding. Great work Mr. Donald Lynch and Ken Marschall. If you're a fan of the Titanic this book is a must for your collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Titanic book I've seen
This is a wonderful book with great pictures.My kids checked it out so many times from the library that I finally bought one to have at home.The book tells the story of the making of the Titanic, the fateful journey, the discovery of the wreckage.It has many pictures and a few projected pictures (what it may have looked like).There is also a section of questions and answers, such as the differences in first, second, and third class.I cannot recommend this book highly enough! ... Read more

4. Shadow of the Titanic
by Eva Hart
Paperback: 200 Pages (1997-06-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$97.00
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Asin: 1874529299
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Shadow of the Titanic
My husband is the childof another survivor of the Titanic, He is always interested the stories of the people as they moved on after the disaster. The author, whom his parents met on several occasions, had a very interesting life which was shaped by the trauma she experienced as a child. It is an easy read and a fascinating story, which reflected theperspective of one born in the early 20th century through the wars into the end of the century.

It is a welcome addition to our personal Titanic collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars The true story of a remarkable survivor!
Eva had loving parents when she boarded Titanic not by choice but their other ship had problems. Her mother had a premonition. She believed the ship was cursed and would never make it's final destination, New York City. Her mother had no idea how right she was. She spent her days sleeping and her nights up keeping watch. Eva and her father disregarded her mother's fear as too much. After all, Mrs. Hart never felt this way before or after Titanic. It's Eva who I remember as a Titanic Survivor speaking up on Robert Ballard's documentary in 1986. Besides being a Titanic survivor, she pursued a singing career and lived in Australia. Although she never married or had children, Eva was by no means, dull or not interesting. On the contrary, she is one of the most memorable because she became a Justice of the Peace in her town of Chelmsford, Essex, England and she was awarded an M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1974 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the community. Only Herbert Pittman was awarded an MBE for his services to the military during World War II. Pittman was also a Titanic survivor and crewmate who helped the survivors. Besides surviving Titanic, Eva showed how to be a survivor with dignity, grace, and class. She matured at 7 years old when she last saw her father before he perished with all the others. Her tale of survival or her years afterword could have made a film of it's merit worth watching. But most survivors don't want to see another Titanic film no matter how wonderful if it is. They still bear scars themselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars RIVETING!
The above speaks for itself

5-0 out of 5 stars I would like to add to shopping cart but dont know how
I would like to find a copy of the book shadow at a glance but you cant because there is no way to add it to this shopping cart ... Read more

5. Shipwrecks: The Sinking of the Titanic and Other Disasters at Sea (Perspectives on History)
Paperback: 64 Pages (1970-01-01)
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Asin: 1579600115
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Shipwrecks have interested readers for centuries. In this volume, primary sources detail the fate of the Titanic, the Luisitania, the Essex, the Andrea Doria, and the Brother Jonathan. Editor Phyllis Raybin Emert parallels Melville's text from Moby Dick with actual accounts from the survivors of the whaling ship Essex.
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6. Titanic: Legacy of the World's Greatest Ocean Liner
by Susan Wels
Hardcover: 205 Pages (1997-09)
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Asin: 0783552610
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More than just another Titanic book
While a lot of Titanic books seem to focus only on the voyage, the disaster, and the immediate aftermath, this book goes into more uncharted territory.As it points out, in a way, the tragedy at sea was just the beginning of the story.It covers the construction of the ship, what sea travel was like before the Titanic (very dangerous even for first-class passengers because of the shoddily-built ships, crowded living quarters, bad food, and lack of ventilation), all of the wonders on the Titanic, at least for the first-class passengers (such as a gymnasium, a café, beautiful staircases, and a reading room), some of the people who were on the voyage, how and why the ship sank (a decades-old mystery that was finally solved in 1996 through cutting-edge modern technology), the long but finally successful quest to locate the Titanic on the bottom of the ocean, how the tragedy might have been prevented, the types of robots and undersea vehicles used to explore the wreck, the myriad of artifacts recovered from the sight, the stabilisation process used on the artifacts immediately after they come out of the deep water, and how much longer the Titanic will remain before it's totally eaten away by rusticles.Besides the in-depth text, there are also a lot of amazing pictures, many of them of the artifacts salvaged from the wreck (such as playing cards, personal letters and postcards that are still very much readable, cigarettes, dishes and pots, clothing, chandeliers, a bottle of olives, jewelry, razors, and money), as well as some great diagrams illustrating such things as the ship's layout, the anatomy of the disaster, and the various parts of the undersea robots and ships used in the salvage.It's a shame such a great book is currently out of print, since it paints such an in-depth and multi-faceted picture of the Titanic and the cross-section of humanity that was on board.

4-0 out of 5 stars absolutely beautiful book, threads past and present, a must for those interested in the Titanic
For me, the greatest story of the Titanic was the true story. I'm not really one for nonfiction, and yet this story just fascinates me (and so many others) unbelievably. Anyway, this book is beautifully and poeticly written, full of amazing pictures and history. Best of all, it is incredibly up to date with a wealth of new findings and information about the wreck. Grade: A-

5-0 out of 5 stars Titanic
What Bill C. said is completely off topic this is a book about the greatest sea disaster that changed the world the Titanic. NOT the Lusitania which was sunk even after americans were warned by the german embassy in the US to travelers that any ship flying the british flag would be sunk.Bill C obviously needs to learn his history cause hes really showing how little he knows, The book is great it covers just about every major point of Titanic.If you want to read about the Lusitania which was on her last voyage from the start and was to be scrapped after she returned to england go read bob ballards book about the Sinking of the Lustiania.If you want to read a book about the greatest sea disaster that was foretold 14 years before by a writer and one that changed how things were done from having the wireless systems up 24 hours a day to ensure that distress messages would be receved to lifeboats for everyone regardless the tonnage which was how Titanic was required by law to carry 16 boats cause it stated anyship over 16,000 Tons is required to carry 16 boats even though Titanic was 57,000 Long Tons.

I would recommed this book to anyone that wants a well put together book or anyone that is a Titanic buff.

1-0 out of 5 stars A lot of bull about the Titanic..
as the world's greatest ocean liner. The Lusitania (which sunk in 1915) brought the USA into World War One.That Lusitania was an important ship! The Titanic sinking did nothing sinking for the USA or any country that could equal bringing a country into a World War.

4-0 out of 5 stars Attractive Book for Light Reading
Overall, this is a nicely-designed and illustrated book that would make a great gift.Many of the artifact photos (of which there are plenty) are unique to this book.The issue of salvage haunts every page of this book.On numerous occasions author Susan Wels makes the case for RMS Titanic, Inc. and their salvage operations.That may or may not be fine to you, depending upon your view of the whole salvage thing, but you'll probably find that it gets kind of annoying and repetitive after a while.Much is made of the fact that Titanic-finder Robert Ballard initially supported some salvage operations (he is now opposed to them).

All of that aside, the rest of the book is nice to look at and worth reading.The text plays second-fiddle to the photographs, but that's fine for a book such as this.

I was a bit surprised at one error in the text- in describing Captain Smith's safety record, Wels notes that he was captain of the Germanic when it `capsized' in 1899.Well, the Germanic sank upright at its pier because of an ice storm; it was quickly re-floated and spent another 51 years in service; the captain and crew were found not at fault by White Star; and the captain at the time was Edward McKinstry, not Edward J. Smith. ... Read more

7. Titanic Sinks! (Stepping Stone,paper)
by Thomas Conklin
Paperback: 128 Pages (1997-03-18)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$0.74
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Asin: 0679886060
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic!

Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the

world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes

black-and-white photos and full-color underwater photos of the wreck.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Titanic sinks
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Titanic sink

This incredible book has all the good including details and it has many different topics. Also this book includes highlighted well-behaved main ideas in this story. Certainly this book can break many peoples heart and want to make them cry.Mainly this book is a true event I think you should read this attractive book. Although I didn't know all this interesting facts am learning how to be safe on ships if I ever go on a ship trip I think you should read this book because you will get very interesting. If you read this book you will get shocked like this never happened. Although you have to read this amazing book.

3-0 out of 5 stars My "Titanic" Book Report by Ryan Pearl
In the first couple chapters, the book tells how wonderful the Titanic was. Very wealthy people were on the Titanic. People asked members of the crew if the boat could sink. The crew all said no it could not sink. The ship was built with the best of everything.

The story of the Titanic begins in Southampton, England and was to end in New York. Unfortunately, most of the story takes place after the Titanic hit an iceberg around Iceland in the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship hit an iceberg and began to sink. There were lifeboats on the ship but not nearly enough for everyone. Women and children were allowed on the lifeboats before the men. Wealthy people in first class got to leave before the poor people in third class. Many families did not want to be separated from each other and some men were chicken and wanted to get on the lifeboats before all the women and children were safe. In some cases the men were able to leave with the children and the mother stayed on board.

There were 2200 people on board the ship. In the end only 713 people survived. Over 1500 people died when the ship sank.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
I really enjoyed reading this book because I like reading about the Titanic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Riveting! Informative!Moving!
I previewed this book for my class.I found it very informative, direct, easy to read and utterly riveting.My students will love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!
Fantastic Book!I read this book in 2 days!Pictures are great!It's not like those yucky fiction books, but instead it's non-fiction, it's how it really happened!I read this and thought it was great, and I gave it tomy friend to read and he thought it was great to!I highly reccomend thisbook to anyone who enjoys history or Titanic! ... Read more

8. SOS Titanic
by Eve Bunting
Paperback: 256 Pages (1996-04-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$1.99
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Asin: 0152013059
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Barry O’Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage. He’s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage who have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful young adult adventure story is based on the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank. “A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story-and makes it nearly impossible to put down.”--Publishers Weekly
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5-0 out of 5 stars A good, easy read with a good moral
Even at 36 years old I enjoyed this book. It was a good, easy read about a boy having to leave a place he loves. It had no objectionable material in it. It also taught a lesson about how the lower class is treated. It helped you see how the upper class lives and how the lower class lives. Even the upper class servants look down on lower class people.

If you are looking for tons of information about the Titanic you will be unhappy with the book. The book focuses more on the people on the ship than the sinking or the ship itself.

1-0 out of 5 stars A disapointment
I was surprised to hear such high reviews for this book.I expected an easier to follow book with a better ending-you are left guessing about how the mail characters end up.It took about 150 pages to really pick up and make sense.At least it is an easy reader- big lettering and small pages-

3-0 out of 5 stars mediocre Titanic historical fiction
A young boy travels first class on the Titanic from his home and past in Ireland to his parents in America. He's mainly worried about a family of ruffians in steerage who blame his grandfather for being kicked out of Ireland. Barry falls for their sister, and during the sinking of the ship, fights to save her. The book has nice details of the ship and is decently written. Only one thing really grates against me: the fact that almost everyone Barry meets believe the ship to be doomed or have supernatural prediction that something is going to happen before anything does. Besides that, the book is fairly mediocre. The characters just don't have anything going on, especially between each other. Grade: B-

2-0 out of 5 stars <(-_-)> SOS THE TITANIC <(-_-)>
In the book S.O.S titanic some very interesting things happen to Barry. First Barry sneaks out of his first class cabin late at night on board the RMS Titanic and he drops his grandpa's glove in steerage. As he goes down to steerage to get his glove he meets the Flyne boys that are also from Ireland but had to leave because of his grandparents, they inevitably get into a fight and Barry has to get stitches.Barry finds his glove and also meets a girl Peegen that he really starts to like A LOT! But the titanic has hit an iceberg and is starting to sink!She has no life jacket and is trapped in steerage, he frantically starts looking for her and gets there Just in time, they jump off the ship. They find a flipped life boat after a few hours. The next morning another ship comes and rescues the survivors.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting book of the week
The book SOS titanic was mostly about the pasengers. Some of the people on the ship did not about what was going on around them. Before they hit the ice burg the lady thinks it looked prety. As soon as they hit the ice burg and new they were sinking. They all began to scatter all ofer the top deck. I liked this book because the author really explans what people are doing. Like when he hits the ice burg the captainis reallyworied about the passengersand what happens to them to them. also they are in a big hurry to get the life boats. they alsoanounced that ladys and children first. Another thing I like is there are different carricters than in the movie . So Icouldent have watched the movie. ... Read more

9. Titanic (Scholastic History Readers)
by Victoria Sherrow
Paperback: 48 Pages (2002-09-01)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.55
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Asin: 0439267064
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a simple recounting of the Titanic's tragic story.The text describes the chronology of events and discusses the investigation that followed the disaster.The final pages discuss Robert Ballard's discovery and exploration of the wreck of the Titanic. Sidebars introduce real people who were aboard the Titanic, including the captain, who went down with his ship. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Titanic
People thought the Titanic was unsinkable but people were wrong!The book, Titanic,by Victoria Sherrow is a true story about the building and sinking of the world's largest ship, the Titanic.

The Titanic was the world's biggest ship at the time. People that thought it was not going to sink.There were 2,208 passengers on board. The Titanic sank because the captain said to go faster and they crashed into an iceberg.Some people lived, some people died.This book tells the story how people were killed, rescued or survived.

This is a third person story.The word choice was just right for a fourth-grader.It was an easy to follow, well-written book.I think other kids would like to read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for kids who love to read
Our 6 year old son is one who loves to read and discover new things. He finds the story and pictures in this book quite fascinating, and goes back to it all the time. We are looking at getting the other ones in the series. The photo's are very impressive and hold his interest. It works for him better than those easy readers with color drawings. If your child loves to learn about things of the past, then he will not be disappointed with this one. ... Read more

10. The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
by Judy Donnelly
Paperback: 48 Pages (1987-04-12)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.18
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Asin: 0394886690
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great children's book
My son (age five) saw this book highlighted on Reading Rainbow and was so taken with the story that I purchased it for him. We've read this book over and over. He loves it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Appropriate in all ways for the target age group
My 7-year-old read this (with a little help), and we were both fascinated. The story is told accurately but with sensitivity to the age level. It satisfied my son's curiosity, and he understood what a tragedy it was, without being overwhelmed with horrifying details. It was explained what went wrong, and there was reassurance that we had learned from the mistakes. And I liked the follow-up about how Robert Ballard and his crew found the Titanic years later.
Great illustrations, too, showing period clothing, etc.
This is a really nice little book that seems to me appropriate in all ways for kids about age 7-9. And if you're getting this, go ahead and get "Moonwalk" by the same author. That one was downright exciting.

5-0 out of 5 stars rap girl
The Titanic is a very good book.I hope that you like it and that you will read the Titanic.It has sad parts in it and good parts that was the best book.

5-0 out of 5 stars GHOST OF THE ABYSS
In 1912 a magnisafint new ship namd the TITANIC was made. Peopol clamed it an unsincaboul ship.Why? The titanic did`t have one bottom it had two.Then at last the titanic set sail. Then one night in the crows nest one of the men saw a iceberg.Thenanother man rang a bell and shouted ICE BERG RIGHT AHEAD! but they saw it too late. the titanic hit the iceberg on the starbord side.and the engons stoped and the ship stoped move ing. the titanic begen to sink.it sank hier and hier and hier then a crashing and booming and craking sound was herd. the titanic split in two.while the bow section sank down to the bottom of the ocean the stern section stuck up and began its final plung to the bottom of the ocean 78 Years later dr. Robert balerd descoverd the titanic sank in two insted of sinking in one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beginnings and Endings.
This wonderful children's book explains the history of the ill-fated ship, from the beginning of its maiden voyage in England to the discovery of the boat at the bottom of the ocean depths by Dr. Robert Ballard. The illustrations are lively and vibrant, giving depth to the easy to understand, yet enchanting text. I have read several children's books about the Titanic and this one seems to have the best of everything. ... Read more

11. The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors
Paperback: 320 Pages (1960-06-01)
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What it was really like. Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a little heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship’s crew. More thrilling than any fictional account. 26 illustrations.
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This invaluable book collects some of the first-publishedfirst-person accounts of the tragedy, described in old-fashioned proseand enhanced by photographs and illustrations redolent of Edwardiansociety, with captions such as "Ladies and gentlemen in ridinghabit exercised on mechanical horses and camels in the ship'sgymnasium." Some of the social attitudes of the day are preservedto often startling effect: the habits of obedience of "theTeutonic race" are repeatedly praised, and one braveTitanic officer used what the book's introduction terms"the strange ethical algebra which decided that one female,travelling first class, deserved life some six times as much as onemale, travelling third class." Yet it's just such period detailthat makes this book so compelling--not to mention the vivid sensethat the passengers just didn't get it, even while disaster was uponthem. "To illustrate further how little danger wasapprehended," writes survivor Lawrence Beesley, "when it wasdiscovered ... that the forward lower deck was covered with small ice,snowballing matches were arranged for the following morning.... The criesof drowning people after the Titanic gave the final plunge werea thunderbolt to us." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars titanic
This book is excellent. The stories were very compelling and I could not put it down. The way that Colonel Gracie described the sinking and the behavior and calmness and the bravery of the people put the story in a whole new light for me. So many things that were have said to have happened didn't according to these survivors. The book was absolutely awesome!

4-0 out of 5 stars GOOD BUT ..............
I would like to recommend for all those interestedto also read :

" TITANIC "a survivor's story written by one of the survivors by the name of " Colonel ArchibaldGracie "who, gave his story plus went to the trouble of interviewing others who had survived PLUS, he went to almost all the hearings and wrote the transcriptions of testimony as well.Sadly this man died4th of Dec. 1912after doing his full duty for history . Thank God for this book as I have read many accounts including this one on here ...also, I would recommend " Sinking Of the Titanic Eyewitness Accounts "by many who survived w/some photos and sketches .

4-0 out of 5 stars A HISTORY BUFF MUST READ!!
This book definately confirms the acutual facts of the Titanic tragedy from the the day of departure until the impact with the iceberg.It gives you the true facts from the mouths of the survivors & definately corrects misconceptions lasting through the tales of time.Even the exact jounal facts of the trial after the tragedy confirms facts not accurate, even to the song the band was playing when the ship went down. It also does confirm facts that were true.Also, you learn of the changes in ship law regarding life boat number in regards to souls on board, & other major changes after the Titanic tragedy.THE MAIN THING LEARNED WAS THAT MANY BRAVE SOULS WENT DOWN WITH THIS SHIP WITHOUT COMPLAINT OR CAUSING ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL WHEN NOT NECESSARY,PLEASE HONOR THESE PEOPLE & THEIR MEMORIES AS YOU READ THIS BOOK.More detailed history that you will ever read regarding this tragedy...

5-0 out of 5 stars Loving the book
I love this book. Learning the account of the disaster from the perspective of those who went through it is interesting.

5-0 out of 5 stars unsurpassed
"That cold green water, crawling its ghostly way up the staircase, was a sight that stamped itself indelibly in my memory. Step, by step, it made its way up, covering the electric lights, which for a short time shone under the suface with a horribly weird effect." This, tetsimony from an officer of the ship, named Lightoller, matches any description for effect that any fiction writer could create. It is the fact that this book is taken from the testimony of four of Titanic's survivors that makes this book so excellent. One gets a real sense of the times---Edwardian England---where duty was paramount and the supposed superiorty of the English race, which colors the survivor's accounts, hints at the very pride that contributed to the disaster---a fascinating paradox. Not only do you get the testimoney from four survivors--each several chapters---but also a boat by boat testimonial from the survivors of those boats. Another reviewer here found this testimony mundane, but I found it fascinating and objectively complete. It seems that the most famous account of the disaster in book form, A Night to Remember, took much of its information from this book, and what makes this book so much more appealing is that the accounts are unfiltered. Captain Lightoller's account is particularly illuminating in that it shines a critical light on the Titanic hearings before the U.S. and English governments, which he calls a "farce." Another fascinating thing about this book is that despite the differing experiences related here by the survivors you begin to pick up bits and pieces of testimony that weave a common thread of experience among all---like a great puzzle. ... Read more

12. Inside the Titanic (A Giant Cutaway Book)
by Hugh Brewster
Hardcover: 32 Pages (1997-07-01)
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Allows young readers to journey inside the Titanic to view the layout of the great doomed ocean liner, such as the compartments, engine room, upper decks, and more, through detailed, cutaway illustrations." ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for Pup Fiction story - The Big Ship
My students and I really enjoyed this book.
It was a great resource for my Pup Fiction
book called the BIG SHIP.Read about
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
Our 8 yr old says it is the best Titanic book he has ever read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Didn't want to give this up!
A present for my 9 year old grandson.This was opened in my presence and I wanted him to leave it with me for a short while, but that didn't happen.He was too anxious to have these pictures to match what had only been in his imagination.I now view the pages when I visit him. It is a fascinating visual for any Titanic curious person.

5-0 out of 5 stars great eduucational material
this is a wonderful article for learning about the full episode in the "life" of the titanic. good photographic
instruction. gave to my grandson, for his intrigue with the titanic. he has fully enjoyed this instructional book.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Boys' Favorite Book
Titanic is by far the most checked out book in my household at the local library!Upon our 40th or so attempt to check it out, it has been wet and damaged by another family, so we're buying our own copy!It is well worth the purchase as it entertains the children for hours.The huge size, all the fold out pages, the extremely detailed artwork, and the child-friendly but accurate account of the Titanic story makes this a must have for my family.I recommend it highly! ... Read more

13. Titanic
by Martin Jenkins
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2008-03-25)
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Explore the glory and tragedy of the Ttitanic in a fascinating book that traces the events leading up to her fateful end.

On April 14, 1912, the largest and finest ocean liner of the age struck an iceberg and sank to the icy depths. Here, in clear, compelling prose illustrated with evocative scenes, extensive diagrams, and historical photos, is the story of the Titanic’s rise and fall — from details on her state-of-the-art design and widely varying accommodations to a timeline showing how structural and human failure contributed to her demise. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars No pop up feature.
The book is nice, no different than any other, however. I bought this specifically for the pop-up feature which the one I received did not have.
Extremely disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Titantic Pop-Up
I bought this book as a gift for my daughter-in-law who collects pop-up books.She was very pleased with it.From reading the description, I thought it contained several pop-up pictures, but there was only one, a hugh pop-up of the Titanic itself.The other "pop-ups" were merely small pictures under flaps that lifted up.Over all it was a very nice book, but I think the description needs to be more accurate.

Frequently, I will buy from the "new and used" vendors featured under amazon's price.I did so on this purchase and ended up unsatisfied.The book I received looked the same on the cover but did not have any pop-up in it!I can't guarantee the one from Amazon does, but it sounds like it from the other reviews - but my attempt to save a couple bucks ended up ruining my plans for a 5-yr old's present!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, but somewhat messed up!
Upon receiving my order today, I was so excited to open this book to see how much my son was going to love it. He will still love it - it is a GREAT book - but after opening it up, there are some pockets on the inside that hold extra items (that are by the way really neat). The pockets however are already coming loose from the back of the book. I think I can fix it with glue or double sided tape, but a little disappointed that it was already falling apart. My 6 year old son with absolutely love this book though!

5-0 out of 5 stars What a Great Gift!
For anyone that is a Titanic fan, such as is my 10 yr. old daughter, this book is a real treasure! It includes "real" menus, tickets and newspaper clippings... and of course the huge popup ship! She has spent hours poring over all of the information and has set it up as a permanant display in her room. Definately a winner! ... Read more

14. Ghosts of the Titanic
by Charles R. Pellegrino, James Cameron
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2001-07-01)
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What really happened on that unforgettable April night in 1912?

Even after nearly a century, many facts about the sinking of the "unsinkable" ship, Titanic, remain a mystery, as potent and perplexing as ever. But now, Dr. Charles Pellegrino -- whose New York Times bestseller, Her Name, Titanic, is considered one of the preeminent books on the unparalleled catastrophe -- returns to an icy, mile-wide graveyard two and a half miles beneath the surface of the ocean to set free the ghosts that linger among the twisted wreckage. Using surviving first-hand accounts, remarkable new evidence, cutting edge technology and latest oceanic findings, he gives us the most vivid, poignant, shocking, and compelling re-creation yet of the doomed liner's horrific final moments -- and offers stunning, never-before-revealed truths about the great, tragic leviathan's history, fate, and breathtaking legacy.

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In his introduction to this book, James Cameron, the directorof the hit movie Titanic, remarks thatthe 1912 sinking of that great ship has yielded more books than allbut two other historical events--the life of Christ and the death ofJohn F. Kennedy. Considering that vast ocean of print, it may come asa surprise that there's much left to say about the unfortunate vesseland the iceberg that sent it to the bottom of the Atlantic.

But CharlesPellegrino finds an unexplored niche with Ghosts of theTitanic, which mixes the memoirs of survivors with learnedspeculation on the fate of certain of the ship's passengers--some ofthem shot to deter a rush on the few lifeboats--to reconstruct justwhat happened on that fateful April night. Pellegrino also offers anintriguing look at the science behind recent forensic investigationsof the Titanic, which have enabled scholars to model theminute-by-minute disintegration of the ship as it slipped into thedepths--for, he argues, instead of the "traditional (and mythical)300-foot-long 'gash' or 'split,' the Titanic was felled by aseries of punches, stabs, and bullet hole-like punctures" that allowed24,000 metric tons of water to enter the ship within minutes of itscollision. Along the way, Pellegrino offers asides on such strangephenomena as the deep-ocean bacteria that are slowly devouring thewreckage, and glimpses of the odds and ends (including thewell-preserved remains of a last lamb supper) that the ship has turnedup.

While it's almost certainly not the last word on the subject,Pellegrino's book should appeal to Titanic junkieseverywhere. --Gregory McNamee ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book on the Anatomy of the Titanic Tragedy
This is the best modern inquiry into the causes of the Titanic sinking.I had to ask myself a question after reading this insightful book.Was the disaster planned by European communists? People may scoff at the notion of a socialist-labour conspiracy here.Yet,if you read between the lines,it has some credible possibilties that may be true.One name that i read over was that of 'Winterstorm' on the cruise passenger list.It turns out that that name is also that of a Swedish communist spy for the fledgling Bolsheviks.Is this a coincedence or a real spy for the growing communist movement in Europe?The idea of the Titanic being an enclosed floating rat trap containing robber barons and mega-capitalists,is not that absurd.Was Winterstrom passing encoded messages via the ship's new experimental Marconi radio system? Was Winterstrom a secret agent who knew the doomed ship's impending encounter with the iceberg.Was Winterstrom,et al,distractors of the ship's officiers? How could experienced sailing men be so bold and reckless,in such icy troubled waters of early Spring.If Captain Smith was gambling on a safe voyage,how could he not monitor every berg movement ,on the ship's westward course.Why were the spy-glasses missing from the crow's nest? Leaving the next look-out man helpless,until a replacement pair was located.The possible scenerios of sabotage are many and still will fascinate maritime readers forever.Awesome reading!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic
As years rolled on by since the Titanic set sail from Southampton, and Sank five days into her maiden voyage, technology as well as the human understanding of the elements of science began to evolve. So much, that the fabled liner was located 2 1/2 miles below the ocean's surface, 74 years after she foundered. Yet, a certain fog seems to surround the ship, rendering her tale perplexing, and when considering facts, figures and information, nearly incomplete. Accordingly, Dr. Pellegrino began to decipher the Titanic's, say, hieroglyphics laying on the bed of the Atlantic, in three sections, blown into a mile wide radius of debris. Through his book "Ghosts of the Titanic", he took the steps required to better understand the RMS Titanic. He took steps forward into our advanced civilization, into the future, and out to space. He also took steps back to a time or a world rather, seemingly so distant from our own today. A time when quite possibly, the Titanic may have existed, and then ceased to exist suddenly, altering the lives of many and shocking the minds of many more.

In any event, the sinking of the Titanic has carried on a certain legacy among people. A grievous, sorrowful aspect of history, perhaps, handed down through first-hand accounts from survivors, and remarkable new evidence utilizing the latest technology. Yet there still remains a chapter of words unspoken, and I like to believe Dr. Pellegrino has embarked on this hidden scroll, of things those claimed by the Titanic would have liked to say. He mentioned such things in "Ghosts of the Titanic". His exceptional analysis of the ship's history contributed. In fact, one of the grandest characteristics of Dr. Pellergino's writing style in "Ghosts of the Titanic" is that he allowed the tragic aspects of the Titanic speak for themselves. Much like he stated "the Titanic is a Greek tragedy written by God, with Shakespeare as his muse". Dr. Pellegrino did an exceptional job of allowing God's story to take it's own course, and present itself to the reader. Possibly, living every moment of that story, alongside the ghosts of the Titanic themselves, awoken from their lingering slumber amongst the Titanic's wreckage. Often times, he uses your mind to take you into the minds of the people involved. And he never lets you forget, that the Titanic is a story about people. Just when everything reaches it's climax and it becomes difficult to grasp the idea that all the horrors of April 15th 1912 may seem so unrealistic, or maybe even so deeply imbedded into history that they appear to be near impossible. Yet, that very detail of human pride and arrogance is the key focus of what we all can learn from the Titanic's story, from the actions and mistakes of those that "lived and breathed that history". (James Cameron).

Ghosts of the Titanic remains a collection of thoughts, quotes, actions and the length of the altered lives involved in the disaster. Pellegrino's experiences with the Titanic are shared and so eloquently described that they truly effect the reader. The Titanic is composed of so many intertwining stories of damaged lives that it becomes difficult not to completely connect with the fellow humans, and their agony - The Navratil brothers, Edith Russell, Thomas Andrews of even Officer Murdoch. Their lives are portrayed like the immortalized texts on the stone tablets they really are due to the Titanic - Helen Churchill Candee, or Major Peuchen, and their lives aboard the vessel ,and after it. Many people like to place themselves in their positions, and imagine how they would react. Reading Ghosts of the Titanic, it's your turn to witness the pandemonium, or standby and watch the lives of 2,200 people, on different ends of a social spectrum, share that one dramatic night.

It's Pellegrino's unique expressed ability to take such subjects and allow them to branch off into so many, that truly defines the significance of science. The ability to unmask the overlapping characteristics of history inevitably repeating themselves like an endless complex cycle with humans at it's center. The logic is phenominal. And often times, it's amazing to learn we have control over this phenomenon, by learning how it effected others before us, others in that time long ago when 1500 people lost their lives to a sinking vessel. One traveling 21 knots into an ice field known to lie ahead, out of greed and arrogance. One that carried an insufficient amount of lifeboats, or one that left a scar on the hearts of so many, and inspired so much more in it's wake. More than any individual could possibly imagine.

Dr. Pellegrino honestly knows how enthrall his reader. By explaining the functions of rusticle organisms that inhabit the empty corridors of the RMS Titanic. The pattern or chain reaction of events that took place then and do now is hard to miss. He introduces a new world where sea snow disturbs the liners deterioration and the deterioration of our own ozone layer. Global warming and increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere holds it's own tragic tune. This web of events, and experiences takes it's toll on the venerable heart, it allows the brain to wander, and leaves the soul enough warmth to regret ever attempting to leave the icy night RMS Titanic disappeared beneath the ocean's surface, only to resurface again. He weaves together the finest silk both history and science have to offer.

I've encountered a world, I will carry on with me forever. The books is fast paced, and quite detailed. Pellegrino is clever, and his use of events from his own life and how the books subject - Titanic and science - have effected him proves to be an effective way to draw in the reader. I highly recommend it to any reader, willing to take the adventure.

4-0 out of 5 stars Rusticles aren't boring and I love this book
Pellegrino does have a busy mind and he takes interest in so many angles. Many reviewers complain this book gets boring, but for me (no scientist) the rusticles and their importance were the most fascinating aspect of this Titanic story, one of innumerable accounts of that tragic night.

The "rusticles" are a new life form, rust and bacteria symbiotically eating the carcass of the ship. Medical research on rusticles may someday save more lives than Titanic lost. They deserve all the attention Pellegrino gives them.

A fresh angle Pellegrino offers on this old story: the dangerous "don't challenge authority" syndrome. Capt. Smith knew better than to speed through ice-laden waters on a moonless night. His higher-ups, however, kept pressuring him to increase speed, and he obeyed. How hard it is for us to challenge authority, risk our jobs, dare to defy orders. But if only Capt. Smith had...

"If only" is the litany of all tragedies, such as Romeo and Juliet and the endless little details which might have made all the difference.

The market is glutted with Titanic books, but this one is one of the most creative and thought provoking. Facts may be skewed here and there, but overall it's a great read.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Ghosts were somewhat lost
I was interested in the author's perspective of the individuals and their accounts on the Titanic. The relevance of the discoveries at the wreck site were timely when the book was written but somewhat dated to a Titanic history student. I found his interpretation of the development of life as troublesome. It really spoiled my enjoyment of an otherwise good read. The quality of the book itself was excellent.

3-0 out of 5 stars These reviews made me think again
Well, I caught a few errors when I wsa reading it, but some of the other commentary here has made me even more cautious of Dr. Pellegrino's scholarship. (That thing about Pellegrino claiming Lord interviewed Lightoller after Lightoller had died is particularly disturbing.) This book is a lot of fun to read, in spite of (and at times because of) the fact that it's totally all over the place; information is scattered randomly throughout and there's no apparently logical order to it. Yes, he does also go off on some tangets--some of which are interesting, and some of which are maudlin, overly personal and just embarrassing. The best parts are those where Pellegrino's voice does not dominate, but where we get to hear extensively from other, very well-informed people like Ballard, Lord and yes, even Jim Cameron.

Be warned, though: Pellegrino fabricates dialog for conversations that have never been supported with documentary evidence, and is a much better oceanographer than a historian. ... Read more

15. Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy
by John P. Eaton, Charles A. Haas
Hardcover: 352 Pages (1995-04-17)
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First published in 1986, revised and expanded in1995, this book has been called "thedefinitive history" of the Titanic.Continuing interest in the ill-fated vessel has been heightened in recent years by the dramatic events including the discovery of the wreck, new speculation on the Californian's failure to rescue the Titanic, and the recovery of artifacts from the disaster site. All are chronicled in a new chapter which, with a section of completely up-to-date color photographs, makes this edition a must.
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Originally written in 1986 in anticipation of the 75thanniversary of the Titanic disaster, Titanic: Triumph andTragedy was issued in a second edition in 1994, after the authorsgot a chance to explore the wreckage. They added some haunting colorphotographs and extra text in which they muse on the emotional impactof what they call the "artefacts" retrieved: an ivoryhairbrush with hair caught in its bristles, a legible newspaper, and abusiness card with a phone number scribbled in pencil on the back. Inits boxy photographic layout and sober prose, the book feels like ahistoric artifact itself. The authors scrupulously avoid any trace ofmodern hype, letting the quietly stated facts speak for themselves:the ship was the largest moving manmade object of its day; on theproud clock in the grand first-class entryway, the allegorical figureof Time was flanked by Honour and Glory; one intrepid old lady savedfellow passengers by locating them in the waves with the flashlightbuilt into her cane. "With more than 1500 still on board,"the authors write, "and just 47 available spaces in collapsible[lifeboat] D, [Officer] Lightoller instructs the crew to lock arms andform a circle around the boat. Only women and children are permittedto pass through that circle." This book gives a sense of what itmight have been like to enter that circle--or be excluded. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great investment.
Our family saw a Titianic exhibit this year.I'm so glad that I ordered this book.It will be a great learning tool for our son, and be a lovely reminder of quality family time together.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most comprehensive
A most comprehensive source of information on this tragedy. Well written and well organized. Nicely stocked with period photographs.

A must have for any library on this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive in the Extreme
I must say this is the most comprehensive book on the Titanic I have yet seen.Every facet of the liner's history from its origins to the wreck exploration is covered.Each chapter includes pictures of everything connected to the ship.Anyone with any interest in Titanic at all should have a copy.

I did think the authors could have done better with their chapter on the sinking itself though.As it is they wrote little text and tell the story through picture captions!It is as if a book on the Kennedy assassination covered details of the flight to Dallas and then said little about the shooting itself.I also feel the authors were a bit too soft on Lord of the Californian.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful pictorial record of the Titanic story
I found this book in my local library and took it out to read.However as soon as I got it home and looked through it I was enthralled by the pictures.The text was fairly standard fare although some of the earlier chapters had interesting info concerning the planning and construction of Titanic.The pictures steal the show and they made up my mind to buy this book for myself as such pictures need to be looked at and digested over months and years rather than the few weeks one has with a library book.If you have any interest in Titanic - BUY IT.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Titanic fact filled book! 1
John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas already known for their very involved Titanic research and dives in Nautile (IFREMER's Titanic submersible}have done a beautiful Titanic book describing stateroom's the voyage buildingand sinking in a beautiful 352 pages have put together a book which initself is as good as Titanic: An Illustrated History. Gives insuranceclaims Philadelphia first class passenger mrs. Cardeza filed for 18suitcaces , 3 trunks and a medicine kit . A book which many experts (Myselfincluded ) Love . Excellent for any Titanic Buff! ... Read more

16. 1912 Facts About the Titanic
by Lee Meredith
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2003-11)
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Fascinating, lesser-known facts about the Titanic and details on the ship, the passengers, and the sinking. The book also explores aspects of the wreck today and salvage operations.

Although the main events of the Titanic disaster are well known, significant facts and tidbits remain obscure. Who were the thousands of men who built the giant ship? How were the bodies of the victims collected and buried? What were the conclusions of the investigative hearings into her sinking? Answers to these and hundreds of other questions are presented in this useful, easy-to-read volume.

Lee W. Merideth is the author of several Civil War reference books and a longtime Titanic buff. He lives in northern California.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This book is great for everyone from the the student doing intense research to the person who just wants to learn more about the Titanic. Highly recommended read!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit of Everything
I bought this book immediately after touring the artifact exhibition. I'm glad I did. This book is a fascinating read, touching on everything from the planning to the building to the sinking and investigations. Merideth left very few stones unturned.

I especially enjoyed the discussion of the "Californian" and how Lord and his crew may not have done anything wrong when their actions are seen in the context of the time.

My only reservation is that there are entirely too many misspellings and grammatical errors, which reduce credibility. This is the revised version, but it looks like the editor didn't do his/her job.

Along with the exhibition, this book turned me into a "Titanic" buff. Thank you, Lee Merideth.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not "definitive" by any means, but worthwhile anyway
This book is sort of an encyclopedia of items about RMS Titanic, from her conception, through design/building, and her fateful maiden voyage.It also has some additional factoids about the Californian and the aftermath.It certainly can be read cover to cover though, if one chooses; the factoids are designed to flow from chapter to chapter; I suspect this is why some items are sometimes restated (though not often enough to lower the value of this work IMHO).This would be a great companion to a visit to a "Titanic Exhibition", as one could quickly get additional information about the exhibits.However, I must agree with another reviewer in that while the author cites the latest research about the Californian, namely that due to salvage operations and analysis of the inquire testimony the Californian was most likely only 10 -15 miles away; he believes there was nothing to be done.The reason being the ship was "surrounded by ice"-as they transmitted before shutting down for the night.One cannot help but contrast this to the Carpathia, who risked collision with pack ice and icebergs for 4 hours to rescue survivors.That aside, recommended.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice little book about Titanic
This was a nice little book, however, I felt it repeated itself a lot with the same information over and over.In addition, there were several grammatical errors/sentence mistakes that always detracts from a read.Some of the pictures were very interesting-particularly the last picture taken of Murdoch and Lightoller before the ship left on its journey.I did learn a few new things about the Titanic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on the Titanic!
I really enjoyed this book on the Titanic.Being a bit of a Titanic buff, I found new information with a human face that kept me engaged throughout.My biggest quibble with the book is that Meredith needed an editor who would tell him not to make plurals using apostrophes!LOL But overall this book presented the facts in a fast, concise format that I found quite interesting.A must for all Titanic buffs. ... Read more

17. Titanic Voices: Memories from the Fateful Voyage
by Alastair Forsyth, Sheila Jemima, Donald Hyslop
Paperback: 296 Pages (1999-04)
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R.M.S. TITANIC was the ship that could not be sunk, but on April 15, 1912 the impossible happened, shaking to the core the rich and powerful of Britain and the United States, complacent in their belief that nature herself could be tamed.Titanic Voices takes you back to that time, reliving those events through the first-hand accounts of those who were actually there.Using many previously unpublished photographs, letters and oral histories, the book traces how the town of Southampton, its people and the Titanic have been inextricably linked from even before the ship was built through the many objects, letters and paintings relating to the disaster. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating historical record
... As the Introduction makes clear, this book was written to chronicle the associations between the Titanic and the town and people of Southampton. ... it is a fascinating and detailed record of considerable interest to any true Titanic historian, (as opposed to someone whose knowledge of the ship is based entirely on that dreadful movie). ... This is a fine collection of anecdotes, letters and photographs, many of them not found in other books, and a fitting tribute to the 686 crew members who were residents of Southampton who died in the disaster.
Also recommended - The Odyssey of C.H. Lightholler by Patrick Stenson - the astonishing life story of Titanic's Second Officer.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terribly edited book
This book is written in a disjointed fashion. There is no theme, just mish-mash. And the few people mentioned in the books we have heard the stories before. The few people they mention over and over again in TitanicVoices were too loud. They needed to turn the volume down.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST OF THE BEST!
This is a GREAT book. It's about the Titanic's birth'till years after the sinking. It feels like you're in that time space of 1907 to 1912, reliving every moment of her history as you read through this book.It's a musthave for anyone who wants to hear the cries of that faihtful night when shesank. Elona Zeelie, South Africa

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST OF THE BEST!
This is a GREAT book. It's about the Titanic's birth'till years after the sinking. It feels like you're in that time space of 1907 to 1912, reliving every moment of her history as you read through this book.It's a musthave for anyone who wants to hear the cries of that faihtful night when shesank. Elona Zeelie, South Africa

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST OF THE BEST!
This is a GREAT book. It's about the Titanic's birth'till years after the sinking. It feels like you're in that time space of 1907 to 1912, reliving every moment of her history as you read through this book.It's a musthave for anyone who wants to hear the cries of that faihtful night when shesank. Elona Zeelie, South Africa ... Read more

18. The Mammoth Book of the Titanic: Contemporary Accounts from Survivors and the World's Press (Mammoth Books)
Paperback: 512 Pages (2002-05-10)
list price: US$12.95
Isbn: 0786710055
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The story of the sinking of the great liner Titanic has been told countless times since that fateful night on April 14, 1912, by authors and film producers alike, but no accounts are as graphic or revealing as those from people who were actually there. Through survivors’ tales and contemporary newspaper reports from both sides of the Atlantic, The Mammoth Book of the Titanic strips away the Hollywood gloss and tells the real story of the “unsinkable” vessel. Here are eyewitness accounts full of details that range from poignant to humorous as they follow the Titanic, stage by stage, from its glorious launch in Belfast to the somber sea burial services of those who perished on her first and only voyage. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of information about Titanic
This book has a lot of details that a lot of people wouldn't like but as for me having a large collection of Titanic books I love to read anything new. A lot of the stories printed at the time of the disaster were exaggerated but just as many were told from people who gave their own personal experience which I find very interesting.Besides that there were a lot of stories, not just a few. This book will also be a good reference if I decide I want more information at a later time about the the building of the ship. I bought it at a reasonable price and enjoyed it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Annoying
I'll read anything to do with the Titanic, but from now on, I'm going to purchase more carefully (or I'll tell other people to do so, this was a Christmas present!) This is one of the most tedious Titanic books I've ever read. (Maybe I've read too many? I own 12!) At 500+ pages long, it doesn't beat the latest Harry Potter book, but with that amount of detail in a book, it took me a fair few weeks to plough through, and that's saying something! The last Titanic book I read was done and dusted in a couple of hours.

The bits I did enjoy in this book was the middle section. If you want to hear every single little detail about how the Titanic was built, how much each little item of cutlery cost, then read it. If I was to read this again, I would skip maybe the first 40 pages. The latter section of the book, is mainly the trial thing after the Titanic sinking. The first part is OK, with all the witnesses accounts of the sinking, but then it starts to review it all, and it's so dull!

Also with this book, there are a LOT of press cuttings - with the majority being very repetitive. The most interesting in this are the survivor's stories of what happened before and happened after the Titanic sank. There are a lot of glaring inconsistencies during these reports, some of which are exaggerated so much, that they're almost the style of a Hollywood blockbuster (hmmmmmmmmmm). It's quite funny when you read these survivor's accounts, especially one after the other (the accounts are ordered as to what lifeboat the survivor's got off on ie. all the boats on boat 15 are all grouped together). Obviously some of the survivors would have been deeply shocked after this tragedy, but some of them are so overly exaggerated, it's actually hilarious.

A good book to have if you're a Titanic fan. If you start getting bored, skip to the chapter. Would save a lot of time! ... Read more

19. Titanic: The Great Lakes Connections (Shipwreck Books)
by Cris Kohl
Paperback: 319 Pages (2000-12)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$12.90
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Asin: 0967997607
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In April, 1912, on the maiden voyage of "Titanic," the world's largest and most luxurious passenger ship, 345 of the 1,343 passengers were ultimately bound for the Great Lakes region.

Of these, 61 made Chicago their destination, 24 aimed for Detroit, while hundreds more headed for much smaller locations and rural settings in Ontario, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and western New York state.

Some of these passengers were returning to their homes; others hoped to settle in a new land. Some survived the world's most famous sinking; others never reached their goals.

This book tells their stories, relying heavily upon over 100 survivors' interviews after their safe arrival and reports from their loved ones back home, ranging from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth in Minnesota to Buffalo and Rochester in New York, from Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto in Ontario, to Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo, to name only a few of the many Ohio destinations.

Other chapters include a zestful account of how the Great Lakes press reported this universal tragedy (in varying degrees of emotion and accuracy), the effects that "Titanic" and her sinking had upon Great Lakes shipping and safety (influencing disastrous results such as the capsizing of the steamer, "Eastland," in Chicago's harbor three years later), and the role of wireless (early radio) in the "Titanic" disaster as well as its connections, significance and development in the Great Lakes.

There is considerable information about two unique Great Lakes vessels which were launched almost simultaneously with "Titanic": the "City of Detroit III", which was then the largest paddlewheel steamer in the world, and the "Col. James B. Schoonmaker," the world's largest freighter at that time. Aside from size, the comparisons of these ships and their histories are astonishing.

Also included are individual chapters dedicated to several colorful characters: Great Lakes captain and founder of a transportation company, Edward G. Crosby of Milwaukee, who was traveling on "Titanic" with his family; famous artists Francis David Millet and Samual Ward Stanton, who were on board the doomed ship and both of whom had strong Great Lakes connections (plus related information about two present-day Great Lakes maritime artists who coincidentally have vital links to "Titanic"); and a writer, born to a Great Lakes schooner captain on the shores of Lake Ontario at Oswego, New York, Morgan Robertson, who uncannily prophesied the "Titanic" disaster in a story he wrote and published in 1898, fourteen years before the famous ship sank.

Aside from the many engrossing, never-before-told stories of "Titanic" survivors and victims from the Great Lakes region, this book makes numerous little-known connections between the world's most famous shipwreck and Great Lakes maritime history. These multiple links will astonish the reader!

Softcover, 319 pages, 6-inch by 9-inch size, over 100 black-and-white photographs, many drawings, maps, bibliography, and index. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awareness is Priceless
It is so easy to think of the Titanic sinking as something that happened so long ago to people from a different part of the world and country but Cris Kohl brings the story close to home for many of us with the Great Lakes Connections.I honestly didn't know much about the local connection until maybe 10 years ago but was quite shocked upon reading his book to learn of so many from the nearby area and surrounding Great Lakes.It just made the disaster that much more tragic for me because it brought it close to home.Although none of my relatives were aboard, I can now say that members of my community were aboard and although many were rescued, many were not and I felt honored to be able to see their names in print.I'm glad that Cris also included many photos of final resting places, too.Overall, I think it's easy to think in terms that if a tragedy didn't happen in our area that it doesn't really affect us but this is a prime example of a global tragedy that is still affecting us today.Thank you Cris for bringing some awareness to it. ... Read more

20. The Sinking of the Titanic
by Bruce M. Caplan
Paperback: 222 Pages (1998-03)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0964461013
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The very first narrative published after the Titanic's demise! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Sinking of the Titanic, by Bruce M. Caplan
I have just recently traveled to Nova Scotia and wanted to visit the site of this tragic catastrophe. A friend of mine told me about the book, and I went ahead and purchased it. I found this book fascinating, very detailing and extremely well written. Mr. Caplan did a fantastic job in researching this subject, in spite of the time that has gone by. I would recommend this book to any person that would be interested in history.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "need to have" for Titanic fans
I bought this book when a temporary Titanic exibit came to the city where I live. I met the editor and had him sign my copy. When I got home and read it I discovered many interesting facts about the Titanic that even I didn't know. This book is filled with lots of true life stories about the disaster. Anyone who is interested in the Titanic just a tiny bit MUST read this book!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Titanic Book I've Ever Read!
I really enjoyed this book.The authors descriptions bring the tragedy to life.The idea that the Titanic was on fire before it left England fascinated me.I've read more than 20 books about the Titanic, and I think this one is the best!

5-0 out of 5 stars please read question #3
I have a 1st Edtion of "Sinking of the Titanic & Great Sea Disaster, 1912 by Logan Marshall, can someone please tell me what its worth!

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing!!
I have read this book so many times it is beginning to wear out. I loved it!! It's better than the movie! ... Read more

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