A collective undertaking by eleven authors from all parts of the world
who have spent many years evaluating and analyzing the wealth of
evidence that has come to light in the hundred years since the loss of
RMS Titanic in 1912. Each of the book’s co-authors is a recognized
specialist in his or her chosen area of study, and each chapter has been
exhaustively researched, analyzed and referenced utilizing the very best
evidence that is currently available. Following the basic layout of the
1912 Wreck Commission report, this modern-day report provides
fascinating insights into the ship itself, the American and British
inquiries, the passengers and crew, the fateful journey and ice warnings
received, the damage and sinking, protocol and process of rescue, the
circumstances in connection with the SS Californian and SS Mount
Temple, and the aftermath and ramifications that followed the disaster.
§ A re-evaluation of the loss of Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985.
§ A detailed and accessible ‘go-to’ reference book commemorating 100 years of Titanic.
§ Contains the most extensively referenced chronology of the voyage every assembled.
§ Written by 11 of the world’s foremost Titanic researchers and specialists.
§ Contains numerous photographs, illustrations and references throughout.
AUTHORS: Samuel Halpern along with Capt. Charles Weeks, Professor Emeritus in Marine Transportation at the Maine
Maritime Academy; George Behe, author and past vice-president of the Titanic Historical Society; The 'Olympic Class Ships'
author Mark Chirnside; 'Titanic the Ship Magnificent' authors Bruce Beveridge and Steve Hall; 'Titanic: Monument and
Warning' author Dave Gittins; and also: Bill Wormstedt, Tad Fitch, Lester J. Mitcham, and Cathy Akers-Jordan.
Foreword by author and maritime historian J. Kent Layton.
What they are saying about the Centennial book:
"This is a book densely packed with facts and theory, and very well illustrated with diagrams and photographs which contribute
greatly to the understanding of evidence which may sometimes otherwise be rather difficult for the armchair mariner. It is
meticulously referenced, and has high production values...If you only buy one Centennial book, I would suggest you should buy
this one." - Monica Hall (posted on Encyclopedia Titanica).
"A thoughtfully prepared book by dedicated academic researchers who have a passion for the subject. They know how to
research, and have investigated so many of the assumptions from this incident, and have shed new light into many. A good read."
- Suzy PK (posted on Amazon.co.uk).
"No single previous volume -- or, for that matter, any reasonable collection of previous volumes -- comes close to matching the
worth of this book...I have read very many Titanic volumes, and this one has immediately secured a permanent place on my
bookshelves, handy for quick reference and thoughtful browsing." - Bruce Trinque (posted on Amazom.com).
"This book is a nearly perfect reference book for hard-core Titanic fans/researchers like myself. Packed from cover to cover
with intricate details on everything from what course the Titanic sailed to how many people escaped in each specific lifeboat and
everything in between makes this book a winner. Especially valuable is the technical analysis of the event....this is the best
over-all analysis of the Titanic I have yet seen." - Conrad (posted on Amazon.com)
As with all new publications, some errors have escaped the most careful of proofing attempts. Click LIST OF ERRATA to
open a file that contains a complete list of changes related to the 1st printing of the book in 2011 and the 2nd printing in 2012.