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A Night To Remember, 100 years later

On April 14th, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and began to sink into the icy North Atlantic.  Whether you think of it as a study in engineering and hubris, an ill fated romantic symbol of a bygone era, or the biggest metaphor in our collaborative memory, The Titanic has been fodder for books and movies for 100 years now.  A few choice selections from our collection are featured below.  Teen readers, be sure to check out this list just for you.

NEW The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

A young seamstress survives the sinking of the Titanic, only to become embroiled in more drama on land.

NEW Gilded Lives, Fated Voyage: The Titanic’s First Class Passengers and their World by Hugh Brewster

A new book examines the lives of the privileged class via personal accounts, social history, and copious photographs.

NEW Shadow of the Titanic: the extraordinary stories of those who survived by Andrew Wilson

Focusing not just on the night itself, this new book also looks at the aftermath of the event on its survivors.

NEW Voyagers of the Titanic : Passengers, sailors, shipbuilders, aristocrats, and the worlds they came from

A new history of the Titanic and its ill-fated voyage focuses on the passengers, crew, and builders and illuminates the heroism, sacrifice, hope and love that emerged from the tragedy.


This blockbuster feature film is being re-released in 3D for the anniversary.

The Discovery of the Titanic

A full color book detailing the discovery of the Titanic’s resting place in 1985.

Building the Titanic : an epic tale of the creation of history’s most famous ocean liner by Rod Green

The story behind the design and construction of the “unsinkable” Titanic

List by Matthew

One comment on “A Night To Remember, 100 years later

  1. Pingback: Romance? Drama? Adventure? Tragedy? TITANIC! « Teen Reviews

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This entry was posted on April 14, 2012 by in Book Review, Fiction, Historical, History, Lists, Non-Fiction.
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