Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Titanic" Books from the Collection

If you’re interested in the Titanic, whose centennial is coming up (it sank on April 15, 1912), we have several books about it on the lower level (call numbers beginning G 530).  These include:

  • Walter Lord, A Night to Remember (call number G530 .T600 L6 1998) – Lord interviewed many survivors for this 1955 book that renewed interest in the Titanic (it was the first book about the ship since 1912). 

  • Walter Lord, The Night Lives On (G530 .T6 L56 1986) – Lord updates his earlier book based on new information that had come to light, and revisits some of the legends and unanswered questions about the disaster.

  • Robert D. Ballard, The Discovery of the Titanic (G530 .T6 B49 1987) – an account by the man who found the Titanic on the ocean floor in 1985.

We also have some e-books.  Just go to the online catalog and type “Titanic” in the “Subject” box.

If you’re interested in following the story as it unfolded, the library has the New York Times for April 1912 on microfilm.  Or you can find some of the articles from 1912 online using the New York Times Archive.  Ask the reference librarian if you want assistance.

Google Books also provides magazine articles from the time, such as this article from 1913 by Captain Rostron of the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors.

*This blog post authored by Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian Dr. Arthur Robinson.

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