First published in 1912, within months of the sinking of the Titanic, this historic publication is a somber yet sensationalistic look at the contemporary accounts of the time.
As set forth in the original jacket copy, this graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls gives exciting escapes from death and acts of heroism not equaled in ancient or modern times, as told by the survivors, and includes the history of icebergs, the terror of the seas, wireless telegraphy, and modern shipbuilding.
Now back in print, our collector's edition features specially commissioned illustrations and an updated package from one of London's leading design studios, Minalima, as well as photographs sourced from the Titanic Historical Society archives.
An all-new foreword deconstructs the events leading up to the great disaster and contextualizes the cultural legacy of the Titanic disaster today.
The package and design of this book sets it apart from the myriad publications sure to be released for the anniversary. Re-imagined by the same design team that brought "Harry Potter Film Wizardry" to life, it is designed to replicate the look and feel of the original 1912 publication, complete with a weathered and worn cloth-like cover, decorative ribbon marker, a hand-drawn, colour-tinted map of the ship's voyage, and gold-foil stamped pages.
Without a doubt, it promises to be a one-of-a-kind collector's item, perfect for the fan who already owns a bookshelf of Titanic-related titles and for the reader looking for something special.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 300 Colour
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 14/02/2012
- Category: History of other lands
- ISBN: 9780062067401