Titanic: Fact and Fiction

Titanic 1997

April 15 marks the 100thanniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The Academy Award winning film Titanic is being re-released today. You can learn more about the true story through books and other materials at the library, or you can read or watch fictionalized accounts of the tragedy.

Nonfiction Books

Heroine of the Titanic by Elaine Landau

Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown

by Elaine Landau

This vivid account of Margaret Brown's life includes mention of her experience during the Titanic disaster.

The Story of the Titanic

The Story of the Titanic: As Told by Its Survivors

edited by Jack Wincour

Stories from the survivors of the Titanic sinking.

Voyagers of the Titanic

Voyagers of the Titanic

by Richard Davenport-Hines

A history of the ill-fated voyage focuses on the passengers, crew and builders.

 

 

Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic edited by Marshall Everett

Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic

edited by Marshall Everett

A detailed account of the wreck of the Titanic as told by the survivors.

Other nonfiction books are on display in the Biographies section of Adult Services.

Fiction Books

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

Distant Waves

by Suzanne Weyn

Five sisters and their spiritualist mother journey from London to New York with Nikola Tesla's whose inventions will doom or save them.

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

The Dressmaker

by Kate Alcott

Tessa survives the sinking of the Titanic only to become embroiled in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Fateful by Claudia Gray

Fateful

by Claudia Gray

Tessa, a ladies' maid, travels to New York with the family she serves on the Titanic. Once aboard, she meets Alec Marlow, a rich passenger with an alarming secret.

A Good Woman by Danielle Steel

A Good Woman

by Danielle Steel

Annabelle flees from New York to Paris to escape scandal after the Titanic tragedy shattered her privileged world.

Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke

Promise Me This

by Cathy Gohlke

Michael Dunnagan promises to aid the family of the man who helped him survive the Titanic disaster. Michael falls for the man's widow as they write letters to each other.

The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

by Lauren Tarshis

George explores the ill-fated ship's storage cabin when the ship collides with an iceberg.

The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

by Allan Wolf

The book recreates the sinking of the Titanic through the perspectives of historical figures, fictional characters and the iceberg itself.

DVDs

A Night to Remember DVD

A Night to Remember

This classic movie imagines the last few hours of the Titanic.

Secrets of the Titanic

Secrets of the Titanic

Dr. Robert Ballard and his team use the latest technology to explore and photograph the Titanic wreckage.

Titanic 2012 miniseries

Titanic

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes's new mini-series tells the story of the passenger from every social level aboard the ship.

The library can also obtain books and movies including The Unsinkable Molly Brown through the interlibrary loan service. Ask at Adult Services.

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