RMS Titanic in 50 Objects (Hardcover)
Showcasing a mixture of original artefacts, authentic reproductions, and items from Titanic’s sister ship Olympic, Titanic authorities Bruce Beveridge and Steve Hall have worked closely with White Star Memories to skillfully retell the story of Titanic in 50 objects. Poignant original artefacts include letters mailed from the ship; the butcher’s gold pocket watch; violinist Wallace Hartley’s sheet music, recovered with his body; carpenters’ tools used during construction; Turkish Bath wall tiles; and even a piece of coal from the wreck site.
Reproductions and treasures from Olympic include a full-scale Grand Staircase ‘Honour & Glory’ clock; a Bronze Grand Staircase cherub; dining chairs; tables; washstands; light fixtures; wood fittings; bedspreads; uniforms; and much more besides. Also with fascinating text alongside carefully chosen archive images, this beautiful book brings the story of Titanic vividly to life.
Bruce Beveridge is a foremost authority on Titanic’s exterior, working arrangements, and technical aspects of her layout and construction. He has been historical advisor to the Chinese company building a new version of Titanic.
Steve Hall is a renowned visual historian who has studied and researched Titanic’s photographic record for 30+ years.
They co-authored the classic Titanic: The Ship Magnificent, and Titanic or Olympic: Which Ship Sank?, for The History Press, as well as being involved in many more Titanic-related publications.
Cathy Akers-Jordanis a professor at University of Michigan-Flint who has presented at the Titanic Symposium at the Maine Maritime Academy. She lives in Davison, Michigan.