Fiona Nitschke's excellent site has
reviews of around 200 books. Although
she lists some of her favorite
nonfiction books, her fascination is
with Titanic fiction. Her site
is the definitive one for books about
fiction, poetry and plays, as well as
childrens' books. As an added bonus,
this is one of the most attractively
constructed Titanic sites on the
web. Not to be missed.
Jim Sadur's Titanic
This is an excellent overall site about
the Titanic story, with an
emphasis on facts and figures. The book
list is somewhat out of date, but still
quite comprehensive. Of special note is
what appears to be a comprehensive list
of films on the subject.
The Titanic Reading
Judy Lichtman's site covers a wide range
of titles, and with an emphasis on
editions that are still in print. Many
of these books can be ordered directly
through her site, as well.
Scott's Titanic Web
Scott McIntyre is a private collector
who has managed to acquire some of the
hardest to find Titanic books
(the lucky devil). His site has over 30
illustrations of books and ephemera in
Titanic Book Review.
Andrew Baines' site is an attempt to
rate the quality of Titanic
books. There is not a lot of content
on-line yet. He lists what are, in his
opinion, the ten best Titanic
books, and welcomes feedback on his
choices whether you agree with him or
Many of these sites
furnished courtesy of fellow
bibliographer extraordinaire, Fiona
Author of White Star.
Author of Journey to Titanic
(Due out in November, 2003).
Author of From Antz to Titanic: A
Student Guide to Film Analysis.
Author of Titanic: Psychic
Forewarnings of a Tragedy, Titanic:
Safety, Speed and Sacrifice, and
Author of Titanic the Canadian
Author of on-line article "The Titanic
Disaster: An Enduring Example of Money
Management vs. Risk Management".
Author of Titanic R.I.P., Can Dead
Men Tell Tales?, Titanic:
Sinking the Myths, and more. Her
new website is Titanic
Author of From Workhouse to Prison
to ...... the Titanic?.
The official website for his new IMAX
documentary, Ghosts of the Abyss.
(You will need the Shockwave Flash
plug-in to view this site).
Author of Dance Band on the
Author of The Olympic Class Ships,
and RMS Olympic, Titanic’s Sister.
Author of The Last True Story of
Titanic, (and also a maritime
Author of White Star.
Author of Raise the Titanic.
Author of Titanic: Forbidden
Stories Hollywood Forgot, The 4th
Author of Riddle of the Titanic,
Titanic the Ship that Never Sank,
Author of the cd-rom Titanic:
Monument and Warning.
Author of Travelers through Time:
Back to the Titanic. (children's
Author of Titanic Astrology.
Author of I'll See You in New York
.... The Edith Haisman Story and
of Raised on the Titanic.
Steve Hall &
Bruce Beveridge. Authors of Titanic
& Olympic, The Truth Behind the
Author of The Titanic - Voyage
from Drumshee. (children's
Author of The Myth of the Titanic.
Author of Titanic: The Great Lakes
Author of On-Line, On-Time,
On-Budget: Titanic Lessons for the
J. Kent Layton.
Author of Atlantic Liners, A Trio
Tracy M. Leininger.
Author of Nothing Can Separate Us:
The Story of Nan Harper.
Maritime artist. This site,
Trans-Atlantic Designs, offers
biographical info about Marschall, as
well as being a retail site for his
Author of The Revenants. (fiction).
Lee W. Meredith.
Author of 1912 Facts About Titanic
and Titanic Names. Note:
Currently the site is under
construction, with new content
promised in the near future.
Author of A Garbled Titantic.
Author of Titanic, A Date to
Remember. A Diary of Events.
Author of In Search of Great Uncle
Pat: Titanic Survivor.
Mary Pope Osborne.
Author of Tonight on the Titanic.
Author of The Titanic and the
Author of Her Name Titanic, Ghosts
of the Titanic, etc.
Paul J. Quinn.
Author of Titanic at Two A.M.
and Dusk to Dawn.
(pseudonym of Alice Duncan). Author of
A Perfect Stranger (fiction).
Author of Vampire Hunter.
Co-author of The Titanic
Collection: Mementos of the Maiden
Author of the White Star Line title We
Own Laurentic. The Story of the Gold
Spedden. Author of Polar the
Titanic Bear. (children's book).
Author of No Greater Love.
Author of Goodbye, Good Luck: The
Biography of William Murdoch, and
William McMaster Murdoch, A Career
at Sea, plus two titles in
German as well. There are links for
both German and English versions.
W.T. Stead. The
W.T. Stead Resource Site is an
excellent starting point for
information about this influential
writer and orator who died in the Titanic
Author of On Board the Titanic:
What it was Like When the Great
Liner Sank. (children's book).
Craig O. Thompson.
Author of Omar (fiction).
Author of The Virtual Zone books,
including Titanic’s Race to
Disaster. (children's book).
Book Search Engine
These are the sites that specialize in
searching multiple new and used internet
book sites. The two big players right
now are Bookfinder.com and AddAll.com.
They have the strength of listing copies
of books from many sites all on one
page. By sorting the results by price,
you can easily find the best books and
the very cheapest prices. Most of the
major book sites are searched by both
AddAll & Bookfinder, but each also
searches several sites the other does
not include. To really cover the
territory, it is best to run your search
on both sites when you can. Book Search
Engines are your friends. Use them
AddAll has become my favorite search
engine. It has two separate engines for
searching, one for used books and one
for books in-print. AddAll's used search
engine is very powerful, with extensive
search refinement options, plus it
returns searches very quickly. There is
also a very useful option to pick and
choose which sites you want to search.
It searches some sites that
Bookfinder.com does not. The link will
take you directly to their search page.
AddAll has a separate page for new book
searches. This link will take you
directly to their In-Print book search
page, which searches 35 on-line
bookstores, like Amazon.com, Barnes
& Noble, Borders, etc.
Bookfinder is another excellent
multi-site search engine. Unlike AddAll,
Bookfinder searches new and used sites
simultaneously. For a while the site
seemed to have a problem with searches
going very slowly, but these issues seem
to have been resolved. I would still
like to see an option of picking and
choosing which sites to search, but so
far that is not an option on Bookfinder.
The site still has excellent search
parameters to help you refine your
search request, and it still includes
sites that AddAll does not. The link
will take you directly to the site's
This is a new multi-site search engine.
It searches both new and out-of-print
book sites simultaneously. It
automatically sorts all the sites by
price and even includes shipping costs,
so you can easily find the best price
possible. If it's your thing, the site
also finds movies, music and games as
well. The link will take you to the
site's search page.
Individual Out of
Print Book Sites, North America.
(Antiquarian Booksellers Association of
The ABAA is the most prestigious
professional association of out-of-print
booksellers in the U.S. This link will
take you directly to their book search
I list this most famous of on-line
auction sites with more than a few
reservations. This is definitely a
'buyer beware' site. Books on eBay are
often described incorrectly and/or
incompletely. Even worse, most of the
time the condition of books is
consistently overrated. This is not from
anyone's intent to defraud 99% of the
time, but rather from a lack of
experience in describing books on the
seller's part. Still, many scarce books
show up on eBay that just don't show up
anywhere else. This link will take you
right to eBay's search page.
Individual Out of
Print Book Sites Around the World.
(Australia & New Zealand). BiblioOz.
A search engine for the Australian
market. This link will take you directly
to their advanced search page. The text
is in Australian (just kidding).
(Britain & Europe). ILAB
(International League of Antiquarian
The European counterpart to the ABAA,
listed above. ILAB booksellers maintain
the highest professional and ethical
standards, just like their ABAA cousins.
This link will take you directly to the
site's home page.
Chapitre is actually a search engine for
all French language countries, not just
France. It deals in both new and used
books. This link will take you to their
home page. The text is in French (go
Akaikutsu is a search engine for the
Japanese market. This link will take you
to their home page. You are on your own
Individual New Book
The first, and oldest, society dedicated
to preserving the story of the Titanic.
THS has a catalog of books for sale
including some titles they publish
exclusively. Many books with smaller
print runs can be found here as well.
This link will take you directly to
their home page, then click on the THS
Oceanliner Store tab.
Unless you have been living in a cave
for the past 10 years, you know about
this popular on-line bookstore. Still
one of the best sites to hunt for new
books. This link will take you right to
their book search page.
Not as well known as Amazon's site,
Barnes & Noble actually has a much
larger in-stock inventory. Well worth a
check. This link will take you directly
to their book search page.
Many books on the subject are
published in Great Britain. Many of
these also get published in the U.S.,
but some do not. Amazon.com UK is
definitely worth searching separately.
This link will take you right to their
book search page.
WH Smith On-Line.
This British book site stocks some
titles on the Titanic that
Amazon.com UK doesn't seem to carry.
This link will take you directly to
their advanced search page.
Archives. (Formerly the Public
The publishing branch for British
government publications. This link will
take you directly to their home page.
Bargain Book Sites.
These are sites that specialize in
closeouts and remainders, usually at
bargain basement prices. Very often
books ordered from these sites will have
remainder marks on the edges of the
pages. These sites also tend to have
very limited search parameters. Actual
selection in any one topic tends to be
rather spotty, but sometimes you can hit
on some real winners as well.
This site also has quite basic search
options; allowing you to search by
title, author, isbn or publisher. The
link will take you to their home page.
This link will take you to their
'power' search page, which is actually
pretty good for a bargain book site.
One of the best all around sites with
an emphasis on the biographies of Titanic's
passengers and crew. It also has a
dynamic message board with ongoing
discussions on just about every aspect
of Titanic's story. Quite a
number of authors and serious on-line
researchers post here on a regular
Another wonderful site, packed with
useful information, that also has a
vibrant message board with ongoing
discussions. This site is generally
more fan based overall than
Encyclopedia Titanica, on the other
hand, it seems to encourage a more
closely knit, community spirited
atmosphere amongst its members.
Society. (Formerly the
Ulster Titanic Society).
The society based in Titanic's
birthplace. They put out a journal, the
CQD; and also have a short
selection of items for sale. This link
will take you to their home page.
British Titanic Society.
This group doesn't have a webpage yet.
They can be reached at the following
address: PO Box 401, Hope Carr Way,
Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3WW, England.
Their journal is the Atlantic Daily
This group is based in Ontario. They
publish a quarterly journal called The
Wireless. According to the
society's founder, Norm Lewis, CTS is
the only Titanic society in the
world, to place a memorial plaque on the
deck of the ill-fated liner, R.M.S. Titanic,
in memory of all the lost souls.
Great Lakes Titanic
Not a formal society, but a group of
local enthusiasts with interests in
Titanic, Great Lakes maritime history.
Irish Titanic Historical Society.
A society based in Dublin. It puts out
the White Star Journal three
times a year. Update, as of October,
2004, their website is no longer
on-line. A local source informs me that
the society is no longer active.
Already listed above under new book
sites, THS is the great granddaddy of Titanic
historical societies. It has been active
for almost 40 years and has a membership
of 8,000 globally. They put out a
fabulous quarterly publication, The
Another major society based in the U.S.
TIS was founded in 1989. They have a
spectacular website, well worth checking
out. They publish a quarterly journal
Steamship Historical Society, Inc.
A society based in Australia.
Titanic Reference and
All at Sea
by Dave Gittins. The author's
website on two of his favorite seafaring
topics, Titanic and sailing
Australia's wild West Coast.
by J. Kent Layton. Research and history
on three of the most influential lines
on the Atlantic Run: Cunard, White Star
by Jeff Newman, with narrative by Mark
Baber. Newman's massive collection of
postcards and ephemera on ocean liners.
A stunning reference combining images
from the author's collection with
Baber's well researched commentary.
Titanic Messages by
The Marconi Calling Museum.
This website is a digital archive of the
first 50 years of wireless from 1896 to
1946. The Titanic page of the
site features original Marconigrams
which were sent shortly before, during
and immediately after the disaster.
by Parks Stephenson (formerly The
Cunard-White Star Research Forum).
Fascinating research articles by a
variety of authors. Stephenson's
specialty is the Marconi Wireless as it
was found on Titanic.
The Maritime Museum
of the Atlantic Titanic
The site for Nova Scotia's fascinating
maritime museum, based in Halifax,
The North Atlantic
Run by Eric Sauder.
Fascinating site by one of today's top
maritime historians. Besides White Star,
the site also covers Cunard, Holland
America, the Italian, and United States
lines, with more to come.
On Watch. The Deck
Officers and Wireless Operators of
the R.M.S. Titanic
by Jemma Hyder and Inger Sheil.
A site that focuses on the biographies
of Titanic's officers and
The site of the company who for the last
several years has had exclusive salvage
rights to the Titanic wreck.
and the Mystery Ship, the Californian
Incident by David
An on-line account of the Californian's
role in the Titanic disaster
with a focus on the testimony given at
both inquiries as well as other original
Primarily a retail site for books,
souvenirs, models, replicas and other
goodies. It also sells official Harland
& Wolff clothing.
Inquiry Project by Rob
The complete texts of both the U.S.
Senate Inquiry and the British Board of
Nautical Resource Center.
A research site combining articles,
information and images about Titanic
and other nautical related subjects.
Newspaper Archive. by
Search newspaper articles about Titanic
in more than 15,000 historical newspaper
pages. These are actual photocopies of
the newspaper pages, which you can
download in pdf format. Image quality is
not always as clear as it could be, but
for the most part they are readable.
Research and Modeling Association
by Sean Winterberg.
A site devoted to the research of Olympic
class liners and other great ships of
the past. It is also a tremendous site
on modeling from amateur to
Bill Wormstedt's Titanic
Site by Bill Wormstedt.
Another site with contributions by
various authors on a number of
interesting topics. The author has an
extensive discussion about whether or
not an officer committed suicide, and
who it might have been. The invaluable
Index to the book Titanic Voices
can also be found here.
The Wreck of RMS Titanic
Site by Roy Mengot.
The most awesome scratchbuilt models of
the wreck ever created. Take a virtual
dive and explore the remains of the
great ship yourself.