Originally published in 1912, The Sinking of the Titanic was an instant bestseller and remains an important account of the most famous marine disaster in history. Based on the personal testimony of Titanic survivors, this book tells in remarkable detail the complete history of Titanic—from the vessel’s construction to departure from Southampton, to the collision, ensuing panic, and ultimate sinking. The chronicle includes first-hand accounts of many of the survivors, and concludes with the efforts in New York and Halifax to deal with the aftermath of the tragedy. Illustrated throughout, this reprint contains the original drawings and photos of the “Great Ship” and some of its passengers—both those who survived to tell their remarkable tales, and those who perished on that fateful April night.
Updated edition Feb 2012