A recommendation for any book is the number of times it has been reprinted and new editions have been produced. After several reprints and new editions, this is the third edition and it has been revised and expanded.
NAME: Titanic, Destination Disaster, The legends and the reality
CLASSIFICATION: Book reviews
AUTHOR: John P Eaton, Charles A Haas
BINDING: Soft back
SUBJECT: lifeboats, crews, North Atlantic, passenger liner, disaster, marine technology, iceberg
DESCRIPTION: A recommendation for any book is the number of times it has been reprinted and new editions have been produced. After several reprints and new editions, this is the third edition and it has been revised and expanded. Titanic is such an enduring tragedy that it will continue inspire new books and maintain reader demand for the reprinting of the best books. This book includes a colour image section and has black & white images reproduced through the body of the text. The authors have dived to the wreck site and some of the images are from photographs they have shot. Books about Titanic and her tragic sinking are often written from research of documents and a few have been written by survivors or included interviews with survivors. Every year, new books are published and there seems to be no end to the new insights and the uncovering of new information. Where this book is particularly rewarding is that it tells the story of the ship and the voyage, but it also recounts the dives to the wreck and the museums that have been established. Very few stories are so enduring that they add a new readership with each new generation. Those coming to this story for the first time will be hard pressed to find a better introduction to it. A first class account of one of the great maritime disasters.