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New Titanic Books 2024!

 Please note: the Titanic Book Club doesn't necessarily endorse every single book on the 2024 list as being worth reading, the book descriptions were written by the various publishers and therefore don't necessarily have any real bearing on whether or not a book is truly worthwhile. Readers should definitely consider the credentials of each book's author before deciding whether or not to buy a specific book. Do your research, read reviews and talk with other book club members!  We are all happy to help you out!  -Titanic Book Club Team 

*We have acknowledged with yellow font which books we know are written by authors who have been verified by the Titanic Book Club.

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The Triumvirate

By George Behe

 

Published by The History Press 2024
 

Presenting the true stories of three core individuals in Titanic’s history - Captain Edward J. Smith, shipbuilder Thomas Andrews, and White Star Line chairman Joseph Bruce Ismay

Titanic literature is full of misconceptions about the actions and motives of key individuals involved. When George Behe set out to write a book thoroughly documenting the activities of the Titanic’s Captain Edward J. Smith during his vessel’s maiden voyage, he soon realized that Smith’s activities were intimately intertwined with those of two other “top officials” in the Titanic story – shipbuilder Thomas Andrews and White Star Line chairman Joseph Bruce Ismay. With that being the case, he expanded his coverage to include all three men – men whose post-disaster reputations differ from each other as greatly as night differs from day.

This gripping study examines exactly what each of these three pivotal figures in Titanic’s story said and did across Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage, culminating in their vastly differing fates, cross referencing all the various survivor accounts and correcting many false impressions and muddled ideas along the way.

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Titanic Collections Volume 2: Fragments of History

 

By Mike Beatty, George Behe, John Lamoreau, Don Lynch, Trevor Powell, Kalman Tanito

 

Published by The History Press 2024

 

‘Meet the people connected to Titanic in a very personal way. Through a tremendous display of memorabilia items – some of them very personal – you will feel the Titanic disaster as you never have before. A fresh, unique tour de force in the annals of Titanic literature!’ – J. KENT LAYTON, co-author of "Recreating the Titanic".

 

The basic facts of the Titanic’s story are well known: in April 1912 the largest ship in the world, described as ‘practically unsinkable’, set off on her maiden trip to New York. She would never make it there. Instead she would strike an iceberg just days into her journey and sink to the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean, taking nearly 1,500 people with her. She would remain there undisturbed for seventy-three years."Titanic Collections: Fragments of History" is a two-part series showcasing rare and important artefacts relating to the history of RMS Titanic. Many collectors prefer to hide their treasures away, but the items presented in these beautiful books have been gathered by six well-known and respected researchers, authors, historians and collectors who want to share their acquisitions with the world.

 

"The People" is a tribute to those connected with the ship, whether passengers or crew, through the items they left behind. It goes beyond the five-day voyage that they are forever entwined with to look at their whole lives, using letters, photographs and personal effects to tell their stories and highlight the real human cost of one of the world’s most famous tragedies. Each beautifully photographed item brings the story of the Titanic to life, and all come together as a museum for your bookshelf.

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The Secrets of the Titanic

 

By Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Translated by Laura Haydon

 

Published by One More Chapter, English translation sold in 2024

 

September 1, 1985. The RMS Titanic, which has been missing since April 15, 1912, is found in the North Atlantic where it lies at a depth of 3,821 metres.

Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a commander in the French Navy, directed underwater research of part of many expeditions to the wreck, from 1987 until his untimely death in 2023.

With hundreds of hours of diving to the liner and more than five thousand objects brought to the surface, including bottles of champagne, luggage and jewellery, the last secrets of the liner will be revealed, reliving the ship’s maiden voyage and tragic destiny.

Through the incredible story of his expeditions, Paul-Henri Nargeolet brings to life the Titanic, that of its passengers and its crew, and offers a unique point of view on this maritime disaster.

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Titanic in 366 Days: A Calendar of Events Including Olympic and Brittanic, Harland and Wolff and The White Star Line

 

Compiled by Graeme Jupp

 

Free E-Book available at https://www.paullee.com/titanic/Titanic_in_366_Days_v2.0.pdf

 

The sinking of the White Star liner Titanic on 14-15 April 1912 is undoubtedly history’s most documented maritime disaster. Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have chronicled virtually every aspect of the tragedy and the ship’s all-too-brief career. Titanic’s story before and after the events of April 1912 has also been meticulously recorded, including accounts of those who conceived and built her, the passengers and crew who sailed on the maiden voyage, and those whose lives were forever affected by the disaster and its aftermath.

 

Decades after the sinking a new wave of interest in the ship was fostered by motion pictures and the discovery and exploration of the wreck. Tales of heroism and controversy abound, with enthusiasts, historians and authors endlessly researching and debating the dramatic story of the ‘unsinkable’ ship. Dates play an important part in any historical event and the story of Titanic is no exception. Her launch on 31 May 1911, the maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, and the discovery of her wreck on 1 September 1985 are indelibly etched in Titanic lore. The date of 14 April 1912 almost always features in reference books of historical events.

 

The disaster is also among the most recognised events of the twentieth century, alongside the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk by the Wright brothers (17 December 1903), the Normandy landings during World War II (6 June 1944), the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (22 November 1963), the Apollo 11 Moon landing (20 July 1969), and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (31 August 1997). "Titanic in 366 Days: A Calendar of Events" attempts to encompass Titanic’s complete story from the perspective of specific events and the dates on which they occurred. It is not a chronological timeline, nor does it profess to be a definitive record of events associated with the great liner. The format follows a calendar year from 1 January to 31 December, with at least one event for each date, including 29 February (conveniently, 1912 was a ‘leap’ year). The reader will learn of people and places, monuments and memorials, movies and media, shipbuilder and shipyard, investigations and inquiries, anniversaries, societies and conventions, discovery, exploration and artefacts, passengers and crew, other ships and vessels, books and periodicals, and a multitude of relatively obscure events from the 1840s to the present day.

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Titanic: Sinking the Myths (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)

 

By D. E. Bristow, Ryan Katzenbach (Preface)

Originally Published 1995 and Reprinted in 2024 by Genius Book Publishing

The Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of the first book to expose the Titanic cover-up.
In over 100 years there have been literally thousands of books written on the catastrophic maiden voyage of the RMS TITANIC. Even though the truth was known in 1912, questions, myths, and lies persist about that fateful night.

                                    Why was the Titanic on a route that put her in the most perilous of ice-congested sea lanes?

Why did Titanic choose not to launch regulation distress rockets in her effort to summon help?

Why did Titanic turn away a German ship in favor of a British rescuer?

How did a fire in the ship’s forward bunkers impact the structural integrity of the ship?

Above all, how did an impending World War and the deteriorating relationships between Britain, Germany, and the United States—largely over the merchant domination of the world’s shipping lanes—set forth an unbreakable chain of events that put the TITANIC two and a half miles beneath the surface of the North Atlantic, taking her captain, her logbook, and the truth with her?

As "TITANIC: Sinking the Myths" meticulously demonstrates, the real root cause of the disaster was greed, multiplied by an imperative schedule, and wrapped up in a conspiracy to cover up White Star’s policy to put profits over the lives of the passengers.

Thirty years ago, in this book’s first edition, Diana Bristow unraveled the myths to give the original, no-stone-unturned account of the events that led up to—and followed—the sinking of the TITANIC. Bristow goes right to the heart and source of the campaign of deception that served only one purpose, to protect J.P. Morgan, the White Star Line, and all their investors from astronomical liability and financial ruin if the captain, crew, or management were found negligent in the events that led to the sinking of the TITANIC. Never before had any researcher ever so deeply studied the rules, laws, regulations, and economic and political factors that ultimately led to the deaths of 1,500 people.

Bristow’s long-sought-after book, out of print for thirty years, is now presented here in an updated edition. Once you’ve read "TITANIC: Sinking the Myths", you will understand why it’s the first—and last—book you ever need to read about the most infamous maritime disaster in peacetime history.

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An Ocean of Blame

By Margaret Elizabeth Brook

Published by Evolved Publishing 2024

As a toddler, Frederick Fleet is discarded at a foundling hospital. At age twelve, the orphanage passes Fred off to work on a ship, setting his life in motion as a seaman. Fate places him as the lookout on duty who first spots the iceberg.

Unloved since birth, he is now condemned by his wife, his brother-in-law, and all his neighbors for failing to sound the alarm quickly enough. History places undeserved blame upon him. Fred lives isolated and rejected until he connects with another victim of the infamous disaster, one from a far different world, sparking a flicker of hope and love.

One crucial detail might have changed everything, saving 1,496 lost souls—and Fred from an undeserved ocean of blame.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a fresh take on the sinking of the Titanic, in a fusion/historical fiction novel that brings facts interlaced with fiction to fill in the gaps.

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Simply Islington Ocean Prince of the North Atlantic

By Douglas Ross

Published independently in 2024

Simply Islington is a fictional memoir about the chairman of the White Star Line J. Bruce Ismay. This fictional memoir tells the life and career of a gentleman who was often misunderstood by society, friends and family. This memoir tells his rise from his childhood in Liverpool to junior partner of the White Star Line to his succession as chairman of his father’s firm. This memoir also tells the story of the conception of the most famous steamships of the early 20th century, the Olympic, Titanic and Britannic and the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic and his contentious survival before the world and his older years before retirement.

 

Readers will truly get to understand and experience the spirit of a man who was often shy and reserved but deeply compassionate and caring towards the people he truly trusted.

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