Author: Maltin, Tim
The sinking of the Titanic has long aroused debate, mystification and disagreement. This book presents the facts behind the fictions.
'The sinking of the Titanic on April 15th, 1912, was as shocking to the world as the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Titanic triggered the first media storm, with The New York Times devoting its forst twelve pages to the story; the newest, largest and most luxurious ship in the world, the unskinkable Titanic, packed with many of the biggest celebrities of the day, had sunk on her maiden voyage, with catastrophic loss of life.'
From the Author's Foreword
Ever since that night, fact has merged with fiction about what really happened. Now, for the first time, Titanic expert and author Tim Maltin gathers together all the key elements surrounding the diasaster and presents a fascinating, compulsive and accurate account of waht really happened. Taking as his lead 101 oft-quoted theories about the fateful night, Maltin uses eyewitness testimony to rigorously examine each one in chronological order, and in so doing tells the true story of the Titanic and the night she sank with the loss of 1,500 lives.
'Tim Maltin has done a fine job in dispelling the myths that have attached themselves to the Titanic saga since the great vessel disappeared beneath the surface of the North Atlantic in the spring of 1912. Carefully researched and meiticulously detailed, this book is a worthy addition to the library who has even passing interest in the Titanic diaster.'
George Behe, Vice President, Titanic Historical Society
'Tim Maltin has addressed the many questions and myths that have arisen over Titanic but he has gone one further than the average author in that he has brought forth the testimony of the people who were there, coupled with the latest research to back up his work. Maltin's book is a must for any Titanic enthusiast's collection.'
Bruce Beveridge, Founder, Titanic Resarch and Modelling Association
Publication date: 23 Dec 2010