New Books About the Titanic Disaster, in time for the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking

There are tons of new books out about the Titanic, timed very carefully for the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. I’ve listed some you may want to check out, for both adults and children:


Four Thousand Lives Lost: The Inquiries of Lord Mersey Into the Sinking of the Titanic, The Empress of Ireland, The Falaba, and The Lusitania

This book covers some lesser known passenger ship disasters as well as the Titanic and the Lusitania. All four sinkings were investigated by Lord Mersey, who may or may not have covered up information about each case.

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, by Hugh Brewster

Brewster focuses on the lives of the rich and powerful first-class passengers aboard the Titanic that fatal day. The descriptions of the passengers and of the first-class accommodations are the high points of this narrative.

The Dressmaker, a novel, by Kate Alcott

A novel focusing on the fictional experience of a seamstress to a real-life fashion designer who was onboard Titanic the night it sank.

Voyagers of the Titanic, by Richard Davenport-Hines

Davenport-Hines discusses the people of all classes aboard ship and how their stories intertwined that fateful night.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, by Deborah Hopkinson

Hopkinson weaves together survivor accounts with historic photos to tell the tale of the Titanic.


Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl’s True Story of Survival, by Marybeth Lorbiecki

A thrilling and moving account of a young girl’s escape from the Titanic.

Titanic: The Story Lives On, by Laura Driscoll

A beginning reader focusing on the events of the night the Titanic sank.

Kaspar, the Titanic Cat, by Michael Morpurgo

A boy and his cat end up in a whirlwind adventure that ends with the sinking of the Titanic and their survival to tell the tale.

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