By Walter Lord
Bantam Books, 209 pp, 1955
One of the, if not the very, first
books about the Titanic, Walter Lord's book stands as a classic. A
gripping, minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, the
book is more of an extended newspaper account. Lord stays out of the way
and simply tells stories, based on his own research and interviews with
Don't have too much more to say about
this one, since much of what's in here is common knowledge. But it's
informative and wonderful reading nonetheless.
It's very dated, of course, and could
use an update, but this is a fine introductory book about the Titanic.