Author(s): Beau Riffenburgh
At 1:30 pm on 10 April 1912, the Titanic began her first and final voyage. For over 1,500 people this would be the last time they would ever see land. Published to coincide with this centenary "The Titanic Remembered" tells the complete history of this magnificent ship, from its conception as the most luxurious vessel in seafaring history, to the tragedy of its sinking and its enduring legacy. Included throughout are extracts from first-hand accounts of those who designed, built and sailed on Titanic, as well as those who lost their lives. This luxury commemorative edition comes with a specially-designed presentation case, an audio CD, 40 beautifully reproduced facsimiles of Titanic memorabilia and a DVD featuring footage of this unsinkable ship.
"I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern ship building has gone beyond that." (Captain Smith, Captain of Titanic)"
Beau Riffenburgh is an author and historian. He was editor of Polar Record, the head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He has written several books on exploration including The Myth of the Explorer and Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition.
Foreword and Introduction; The Age of the Liner; An Original Blueprint; The Concept; Building the Biggest Ships in the World; The Glamour of Titanic; The Workings of Titanic; The Unsinkable Ship; A New Command; Premonitions of Disaster; Three Departures; Ice Ahead; The Collision; Man the Lifeboats; The Band Plays On; The Rich, Famous and Unfortunate; W T Stead; The Ship Sinks; Afloat in the Middle of the Ocean; Rescued; The Survivors; An International Sensation; The Official Inquiries; The Tale of the Mystery Ship; After the Tragedy; Search and Discovery; The Exploration of Titanic; Investigating Titanic; Titanic Remembered; The Enduring Legacy; Translations; Further Information; Index; Credits.