In the process, it provides detailed information on the builders and the personalities involved in the design, construction and operation of the Titanic and her sister Olympic.
NAME: Titanic, A Passenger’s Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Book reviews
BINDING: Hard back
SUBJECT: Titanic, White Star, Royal & United States Mail Steamer, Harland, Wolff, Olympic, Queens Island Works
DESCRIPTION: This is an innovative handbook in a series from Conway. It is priced at a very affordable level and genuinely fits the pocket. It takes as its theme, the brochures sometimes produced by shipping lines for their First Class passengers who were paying a very high price for their passage. It contains an amazing amount of information in its 128 pages, many facts not previously published in books covering the ill-fated liner. In the process, it provides detailed information on the builders and the personalities involved in the design, construction and operation of the Titanic and her sister Olympic. There is a wealth of illustration, including colour images where available. This is a book that no Titanic enthusiast can afford to be without. It also promises to address the younger reader who has been neglected by many publishers. This is the type of book once given by fond aunts as birthday or Christmas Stocking presents which fired the imagination of the younger reader and developed a lifelong passion for reading. Recent research shows that younger readers are again turning to books for pleasure.