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click to enlarge Bartlett, WB. TITANTIC: Nine Hours to Hell, the Survivors' Story. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2009). 7x10, 40 illustrations, 448 pages.

It was twenty minutes to midnight on Sunday 14 April, when Jack Thayer felt the Titanic lurch to port, a motion followed by the slightest of shocks. Seven-year old Eva Hart barely noticed anything was wrong. For Stoker Fred Barrett, shoveling coal down below, it was somewhat different; the side of the ship where he was working caved in. For the next nine hours, Jack, Eva and Fred faced death and survived. They lived, along with just over 700 others picked up by 08.30 the next morning. Over 1600 people did not. This is the story told through the eyes of Jack, Eva, Fred and over a hundred others of those who survived and either wrote their experiences down or appeared before the major inquiries held subsequently.

Drawing extensively on their collective evidence, this book weaves the narrative of the events that occurred in those nine fateful hours. The stories of some are discussed in detail, such as Colonel Gracie, a first-class survivor, and Lawrence Beesley, a schoolteacher, who both wrote lengthy accounts of their experiences. No less fascinating are the accounts of those who gave gripping evidence to the inquiries, people like the controversial Lady Lucille Duff-Gordon, steward John Hart who was responsible for saving the lives of the majority of the third-class passengers who lived, or Charles Joughin, the baker, who owed his survival to whisky. This is their story, and those of a fateful night, when the largest ship ever built sank without completing one successful voyage.

$29.95





click to enlarge Butler, Daniel Allen. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NIGHT: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was Lost. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Casemate, 2011). 6x9, b&w illustrations, 264 pages.

After every disaster, someone has something to hide . . .

A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the tragedy, the most amazing drama of those fateful hours was not played out aboard the doomed liner. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one fifty-eight miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely ten miles away. The masters of the steamships Carpathia and Californian, Captain Arthur Rostron and Captain Stanley Lord, were informed within minutes of each other that their vessels had picked up the distress signals of a sinking ship. Their actions in the hours and days that followed would become the stuff of legend, as one would choose to take his ship into dangerous waters to answer the call for help, while the other would decide that the hazard to himself and his command was too great to risk responding.

After years of research, Daniel Allen Butler now tells this incredible story, moving from ship to ship on the icy waters of the North Atlantic—in real-time—to recount how hundreds of people could have been rescued, but in the end only a few outside of the meager lifeboats were saved. He then looks alike at the U.S. Senate Investigation in Washington, and ultimately the British Board of Trade Inquiry in London, where the actions of each captain are probed, questioned, and judged, until the truth of what actually happened aboard the Titanic, the Carpathia and the Californian is revealed.

Daniel Allen Butler, a maritime and military historian, is the bestselling author of “Unsinkable”: The Full Story of RMS Titanic, Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War, and The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam. He is an internationally recognized authority on maritime subjects and a popular guest-speaker for several cruise lines. Butler lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

$16.95





click to enlarge Fitch, Tad, J. Kent Layton & Bill Wormstedt. ON A SEA OF GLASS : The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic . NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2012). 9.75x8.75, 100 photographs, 32 in color, 488 pages.

On the night of 14/15 April 1912, a brand-new, supposedly unsinkable ship, the largest vessel in the world at the time, sank on her maiden voyage after ramming an iceberg. Of the 2,223 people on board only 705 were saved. The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy-cold waters of the North Atlantic. How could this ‘unsinkable’ vessel sink and how could the authorities allow her to sail with lifeboats for less than 50 per cent of those aboard.

The authors bring the tragedy to life, telling the story of the ship’s design, construction and her maiden voyage, using rarely seen accounts of the sinking from passengers of all classes and crew alike. They tell the dramatic stories of lives lost and people saved, of the rescue ship Carpathia and of the aftermath of the sinking. Never again would a large passenger ship sail without lifeboats for all, nor a radio manned 24 hours per day. Despite the tragedy, the sinking of the Titanic indirectly led to many tens of thousands lives being saved due to new regulations that came into force after the tragedy.

Profusely illustrated with over 300 images (50 in color), including many rare and unique views of the ship, this is as accurate a telling of the story of the White Star Line’s Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere.

$80.00

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click to enlarge Gracie, Archibald. THE ILLUSTRATED TRUTH ABOUT THE TITANTIC. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2009). 6.5x9.5, 100 illustrations, 160 pages.

The first fully illustrated version of Archibald Gracie’s memoir Titanic Survivor. In April 1912 the Titanic sank, taking 1500 people to their deaths in the freezing Atlantic. One survivor, the author Archibald Gracie, was one of the last to leave the doomed ship, aboard the last lifeboat to leave the stricken vessel. Telling the story of the ship’s final days, he was meticulous in his commentary of the sinking and his book, completed just before he died in 1913, is the definitive record of the doomed liner’s last few hours.

Profusely illustrated with over 100 rare and little seen images of the ship and of the disaster.

$29.95




click to enlarge Hart, Eva and R. Denny. A GIRL ABOARD THE TITANTIC : A Survivor's Story. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2012). 6x9, 100 photographs, 25 in color, 224 pages.

• Memoir by one of the last survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.

• The only memoir about the disaster written by a child survivor.

• Includes a wealth of family photographs and images of the Titanic, some published for the first time.

‘We went on the day on the boat train... I was 7, I had never seen a ship before... it looked very big... everybody was very excited, we went down to the cabin and that's when my mother said to my father that she had made up her mind quite firmly that she would not go to bed in that ship, she would sit up at night... she decided that she wouldn't go to bed at night, and she didn't!’

This is the amazing story of how Eva survived the sinking of the Titanic, how her father perished and the affect it had on her life following the tragedy. The events of a few hours in her childhood remained with her so vividly throughout her life that it took Eva nearly forty years before she could talk openly about the tragedy. A Girl Aboard the Titanic is the only child eyewitness description we have of most famous maritime disaster.

$29.95

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click to enlarge Holman, Hannah. TITANTIC VOICES: Fifty Survivors tell their Extraordinary Stories. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2012). 6x9, 100 photographs, 50 in color. 464 pages.

• Collects together unabridged, all the major substantial firsthand accounts of the sinking of the Titanic.

• Many accounts have never appeared in print before.

• First book to include substantial accounts by female survivors, most of the previously well known accounts were written by men.

• Fabulously illustrated with over 100 contemporary photographs and illustrations, 30 in color.

There were 712 survivors of the Titanic disaster and their horrific experience has captivated readers and movie goers for almost 100 years. But what was it actually like for a woman to say goodbye to her husband? For a mother to leave her teenage sons? For the unlucky many who found themselves in the freezing Atlantic waters (a few did live to tell the tale)?

Titanic Voices is the most comprehensive collection of Titanic survivors’ accounts ever published and includes many unpublished, and long forgotten accounts, unabridged, together with an authoritative editorial commentary. It is also the first book to include substantial accounts from women survivors - most of the previously well known accounts were written by men.

$29.95




click to enlarge McCutcheon, Janette. TITANTIC AND HER SISTERS: An Illustrated History. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2012). 10x9, 200 illustrations, 96 pages.

In 1908, the White Star Line announced it was constructing a pair of sister ships at the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast. The new behemoths would dwarf even the largest ships of the time, being fully one-third larger than any ship afloat. They would also be the most sumptuous vessels afloat, carrying their millionaire passengers in unsurpassed luxury. The two ships, Olympic and Titanic, were to be followed by a third sister, originally to be called Gigantic, but renamed as Britannic after the sinking of Titanic in April 1912.

Janette and Campbell McCutcheon tell the story of the White Star trio using a fabulous collection of original postcards and photos of the three sisters, only one of which was ever to make a return voyage from New York.

With the loss of Titanic in 1912, work was suspended on Britannic, but she was to sink on her sixth voyage as a hospital ship, during the First World War. Despite sinking a U-boat by ramming it, Olympic survived the war and was scrapped in Jarrow in 1935 after twenty-four years of service for White Star.

$34.95

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click to enlarge Merideth, Lee W. TITANTIC NAMES: A Complete List of Passengers and Crew. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Historical Indexes, 2003). 11x8.5, 90 pages.

RMS Titanic steamed into a brilliant western sunset on the cold night of April 14, 1912, with 2,208 people on board. Several books have included lists of these passengers, a slim handful even include the crew. None of them, however, are as thorough and accurate as Titanic Names: A Complete List of the Passengers and Crew, the long- awaited companion volume to Lee W Merideth's bestselling 1912 Facts About Titanic.

Who were the people that rode the doomed liner on that fateful night so long ago? What were their names? Where were they going? Where were they coming from? Were they on vacation or traveling on business? How many were emigrating to the United States with the hope of beginning a new life? Too often these people have been viewed as simple statistics when, in reality, each soul has a story to tell. Merideth's book shares their story with you.

Titanic Names is designed as much for the casual reader as for the serious researcher. Its simplicity and ease of use are readily apparent in its presentation format. Two lists grace its pages, one for the passengers, and the other for the crew including who survived and the number of their lifeboat. If they perished, information as to whether their body was recovered and the burial location is included.

Additional information may indicate a special relationship to another passenger (a maid or servant, for example), or the purpose of the trip. Families are listed together to ease the task of genealogical researchers. In addition to similar informational listings for each member of the Titanic's crew, job titles and the department in which each person worked are also included. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of the 2,208 people aboard RMS Titanic on that disastrous voyage

$18.95





click to enlarge Merideth, Lee W. TITANTIC NAMES: A Complete List of Passengers and Crew ~~~ Titanic Centennial Edition. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Historical Indexes, 2011). 11x8.5, 90 pages.

RMS Titanic steamed into a brilliant sunset on the cold night of April 14, 1912, with 2,208 people on board. Some books have included lists of the passenger names and a few even included the crew. None of them, however, included both and none are as thorough and accurate as Titanic Names: A Complete List of the Passengers and Crew (Titanic Centennial Edition).

Designed for the casual reader and the serious researcher, two lists grace its pages; one for the passengers and one for the crew. The lists include the following: name, (for women, listed by both their maiden and married names); if they survived or not; age; residence; class of service; place of embarkation; destination; if they survived, what lifeboat they were on; if they perished but their body was recovered, where they were buried; who they traveled with, reason for the trip or some other interesting bit of information; maids and servants are listed under their own name; families are listed together; job titles and the department in which each crew member worked and other useful and important information.

The result is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people aboard Titanic on that disastrous voyage. Unique, impressive in scope, definitive in both content and presentation and with over 13,000 copies in print, Titanic Names will take its place in the top tier of indispensable Titanic titles.

NOTE: This is the updated version of the companion volume to Lee W. Merideth’s best selling 1912 Facts About Titanic.

$29.95




click to enlarge Moloney, Senan. TITANTIC SCANDAL: The Trial of the Mount Temple. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Amberley, 2010). 7x10, 70 b&w illustrations, 256 pages.

It was twenty minutes to midnight on Sunday 14 April, when Jack Thayer felt the Titanic lurch to port, a motion followed by the slightest of shocks. Seven-year old Eva Hart barely noticed anything was wrong. For Stoker Fred Barrett, shoveling coal down below, it was somewhat different; the side of the ship where he was working caved in. For the next nine hours, Jack, Eva and Fred faced death and survived. They lived, along with just over 700 others picked up by 08.30 the next morning. Over 1600 people did not. This is the story told through the eyes of Jack, Eva, Fred and over a hundred others of those who survived and either wrote their experiences down or appeared before the major inquiries held subsequently.

Drawing extensively on their collective evidence, this book weaves the narrative of the events that occurred in those nine fateful hours. The stories of some are discussed in detail, such as Colonel Gracie, a first-class survivor, and Lawrence Beesley, a schoolteacher, who both wrote lengthy accounts of their experiences. No less fascinating are the accounts of those who gave gripping evidence to the inquiries, people like the controversial Lady Lucille Duff-Gordon, steward John Hart who was responsible for saving the lives of the majority of the third-class passengers who lived, or Charles Joughin, the baker, who owed his survival to whisky. This is their story, and those of a fateful night, when the largest ship ever built sank without completing one successful voyage.

$34.95





click to enlarge Myers, L.T. THE ILLUSTRATED SINKING OF THE TITANTIC. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Amberley, 2009). 6.5x9.5, 100 illustrations, 160 pages.

Fully illustrated and comprehensive account of the ship’s final days. In April 1912 the Titanic sank, taking 1500 people to their deaths in the freezing Atlantic. Illustrated with many rare images, the books tells the story of the Titanic’s last few days, from accounts of the survivors on board RMS Carpathia.

The book was published barely weeks after the ship sank and has become a classic of disaster literature.

$18.95