Titanic Bibliography


Films and Videorecordings

  • The Real Story: Titanic. Smithsonian Channel, 2011.
  • Titanic. Directed by James Cameron. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane. Twentieth Century Fox, 1997.
  • Titanic: Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives On. Directed by Melissa Jo Peltier. Starring David McCallum, Wyn Craig Wade, and Eva Hart. A&E, 1994.
  • Secrets of the Titanic. Directed by Robert D. Ballard, Graham Hurley, and Nicolas Noxon. National Geographic, 1986.
  • A Night to Remember. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, and Robert Ayres. Rank Organization, 1958.
  • Titanic. Directed by Jean Negulesco. Starring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Wagner. Twentieth Century Fox, 1953.


  • Cheryl R. Ganz and Daniel Piazza with M.T. Sheahan. Fire & Ice: Hindenburg & Titanic Exhibit Booklet. Washington, DC: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2012
  • Robert D. Ballard. The Discovery of the Titanic. New York: Warner Books, 1987.
  • Steven Biel. Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.
  • John Malcolm Brinnin. The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North
    Atlantic. New York:Delacorte Press, 1971.
  • John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas. Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy. New York: Norton, 1986.
  • Epstein, Edward B. “The Titanic Mail.” Collectors Club Philatelist 71:2 (Mar-Apr 1992).
    Voyage: Official Journal of the Titanic International Society, Inc. Issue #33 (Summer 2000). Various articles.
  • Paul Heyer. Titanic Legacy: Disaster as Media Event and Myth. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995.
  • Albert G. Hood, ed. “The White Star Liners Olympic and Titanic.” Shipbuilder, vol. 6,
    Midsummer 1911.
  • Walter Lord. A Night to Remember. New York: Holt, 1955.
  • _____. The Night Lives On. New York: Morrow, 1986.
  • Donald Lynch. Titanic: An Illustrated History. New York: Hyperion, 1992.
  • John Maxtone-Graham. The Only Way to Cross. New York: Macmillan, 1974.
  • Edward E. O’Donnell. The Last Days of the Titanic: Photographs and Mementos of the Tragic Maiden Voyage. Lanham, MD: Roberts Rinehart, 1997.

Survivor Accounts

  • Lawrence Beesley. The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, By One of the
    Survivors. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1912.
  • Helen Churchill Candee. “Sealed Orders.” Collier’s Weekly, May 4, 1912.
  • Colonel Archibald Gracie IV. The Truth about the Titanic. New York: M. Kennerley, 1913.
  • Violet C. Jessop. Titanic Survivor. John Maxtone-Graham, ed. Dobbs City, NY: Sheridan House, 1997.
  • Charles Lightoller. Titanic and Other Ships. London: Nicholson and Watson, 1936.
  • Commodore Sir Arthur H. Rostron. Home from the Sea. New York: Macmillan, 1931.
  • Jack B. Thayer III. “The Sinking of the S.S. Titanic.” Self-published pamphlet, 1940.
  • United States Senate Commerce Committee. The Titanic Disaster Hearings. Tom Kuntz, ed. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.