Synopses & Reviews
The largest, most luxurious ship in the world, wrecked on her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in mid-Atlantic, has become the stuff of legends. While everyone knows the new White Star liner was glamorous and full of millionaires when she sank, few appreciate just how luxurious she was. Even in third class, the accommodation was better than in first class on many older ships. From cobalt blue Spode china and Elkington plate silverware in the a-la-carte restaurant to the design of the boilers and fixtures and fittings onboard the world's most luxurious vessel, they tell the story of a liner built at the peak of the race between the British, French, and Germans to build bigger and better ships.
"Offers about as up-close and microcosmic a view of the vessel as you are likely to find." Wall Street Journal
"Extensively researched and beautifully printed." Choice
About the Author
Bruce Beveridge is an honorary lifetime member of the British Titanic Society, the Titanic Historical Society, and the Irish Titanic Historical Society. He is also a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association, and was the technical advisor of the plans, prints, and models released by Hahn Titanic Plans. He coauthored Olympic & Titanic with Steve Hall. Scott Andrews is a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. Daniel Klistorner has consulted on Titanic-related books, artifact identification, preservation efforts, and museum exhibits. Art Braunschweiger is a trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association.