- ISBN/SKU: 9781591148623
- Binding: Hardcover (USAC)
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 128
- Subject: Transportation
- Date Available: October 2011
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Launched in May 1911, the triple-screw steamer Titanic was the pride of the White Star Line and at that time the largest passenger ship in the world. Built to carry passengers in comfort and luxury on the lucrative transatlantic route, her design, fittings and on board facilities epitomized the spirit of the age in terms of elegance and style. Cuisine was advertised as the equal of Europe's top restaurants, while libraries, state-rooms and cabins were decorated in a range of architectural styles to appeal to the tastes of the most discerning passenger.
The Titanic Pocketbook is a unique guide to all these aspects of this great ship, incorporating authentic period literature from sources including White Star Line themselves, Harland & Wolff shipyards, and important publications from the period.
John Blake spent twelve years as an officer in the Royal Navy and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. He is the author of The Sea Chart and Sea Charts of the British Isles and lives in England.
Praise for The Titanic Pocketbook
“Five red stars appear on the back cover of The Titanic Pocketbook, and this is definitely a 5-star book. I recommend it highly.”
— Powerships, Spring 2012
— Nautical Research Journal, Spring 2012
“This book boats many great pictures form the period and includes diagrams that clarify positions and opportunities…filled with a wealth of information that any Titanic enthusiast would enjoy…an interesting slant on the ship and one this buff enjoyed.”