Foreword and Introduction; The Age of the Liner; An Original Blueprint; The Concept; Building the Biggest Ships in the World; The Glamour of Titanic; The Workings of Titanic; The Unsinkable Ship; A New Command; Premonitions of Disaster; Three Departures; Ice Ahead; The Collision; Man the Lifeboats; The Band Plays On; The Rich, Famous and Unfortunate; W T Stead; The Ship Sinks; Afloat in the Middle of the Ocean; Rescued; The Survivors; An International Sensation; The Official Inquiries; The Tale of the Mystery Ship; After the Tragedy; Search and Discovery; The Exploration of Titanic; Investigating Titanic; Titanic Remembered; The Enduring Legacy; Translations; Further Information; Index; Credits.
Beau Riffenburgh is an author and historian. He was editor of Polar Record, the head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He has written several books on exploration including The Myth of the Explorer and Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition. For Andre Deutsch he wrote the Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience (2007) and Polar Exploration (2009).
"I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern ship building has gone beyond that." (Captain Smith, Captain of Titanic)"