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The familiar story of the RMS Titanic--from her tragic 10-second encounter with an iceberg to her descent to the bottom of the ocean some three hours later, taking with her more than 1,500 lives--still looms large in the popular imagination. Daniel Butler, a researcher and archivist, worked on this book for 30 years, intensively compiling facts not only about the event, but also about the characters who played an important role, from the actions of Captain Smith and his crew to the inescapable fate of the third-class passengers. He also offers the startling revelation of a nearby ship which ignored the Titanic's distress call because the shipmates were afraid to awaken their captain. Unsinkable explores every facet of the Titanic's history, from its conception to a modern-day researcher's attempts to salvage the ship. The author presents a contemporary view of the crew and the passengers aboard, creating a better understanding of the time and the social psyche that played a role in the disaster. Also of note is Butler's enlistment of a clinical psychologist to analyze Captain Smith's mental state as the drama unfolded before him. Butler's passionate yet balanced narrative permits readers to conclude for themselves who or what was ultimately responsible for sinking the unsinkable ship.

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"Tucson Citizen", 2/28/12
"Provides even more depth to a story we think we already know."

"Hudson"" Valley"" News", 3/21/12
"This author's description of the boarding of the lifeboats is detailed and fascinating."InfoDad.com, 3/29/12
"[Butler's] focus on detail provides fascinating bits of information...His combination of intimate detail, accurate narration and effective personalization of the tragedy remains as compelling today as at the time of the book's original release."
"The Bookworm Sez" (nationally syndicated column), 4/1"Nicely updated" Politics & Patriotism (blog), 4/9
"Written in a calm respectful narrative style that's easy to read."

"Acadiana LifeStyle", April 2012
"Even if you thought you knew all there is to know about this tragedy, you will be surprised at recently discovered facts revealed in the new postscript and foreword updated by the author."WomanAroundTown.com, 4/12/12"Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew."

"Tucson Citizen", 2/28/12
"Provides even more depth to a story we think we already know."

"Hudson"" Valley"" News", 3/21/12
"This author's description of the boarding of the lifeboats is detailed and fascinating."InfoDad.com, 3/29/12
"[Butler's] focus on detail provides fascinating bits of information...His combination of intimate detail, accurate narration and effective personalization of the tragedy remains as compelling today as at the time of the book's original release."
"The Bookworm Sez" (nationally syndicated column), 4/1"Nicely updated" Politics & Patriotism (blog), 4/9
"Written in a calm respectful narrative style that's easy to read."

"Acadiana LifeStyle", April 2012
"Even if you thought you knew all there is to know about this tragedy, you will be surprised at recently discovered facts revealed in the new postscript and foreword updated by the author."WomanAroundTown.com, 4/12/12"Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew."
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Midwest Book Review", June 2012"Any collection interested in the Titanic's history will relish this revision."

Curled Up with a Good Book"Unsinkable is a must-read for fans of the Titanic and buffs of plain old history. Butler's attention to detail and obvious research provides a brief glimpse into a bygone era. Titanic is ultimately a cautionary tale of the hubris of man, and Unsinkable an entertaining read."

"Portland"" Book Review", 11/3/12"Butler details everything you would ever want to know about the ship, and the book is just fascinating..."Unsinkable" is full of interesting information and is a good read in general. Get yourself a copy!"

"Tucson Citizen," 2/28/12
"Provides even more depth to a story we think we already know."

"Hudson"" Valley"" News," 3/21/12
"This author's description of the boarding of the lifeboats is detailed and fascinating."InfoDad.com, 3/29/12
"[Butler's] focus on detail provides fascinating bits of information...His combination of intimate detail, accurate narration and effective personalization of the tragedy remains as compelling today as at the time of the book's original release."
"The Bookworm Sez" (nationally syndicated column), 4/1"Nicely updated" Politics & Patriotism (blog), 4/9
"Written in a calm respectful narrative style that's easy to read."

"Acadiana LifeStyle," April 2012
"Even if you thought you knew all there is to know about this tragedy, you will be surprised at recently discovered facts revealed in the new postscript and foreword updated by the author."WomanAroundTown.com, 4/12/12"Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew.""
Midwest Book Review," June 2012"Any collection interested in the Titanic's history will relish this revision."
Curled Up with a Good Book"Unsinkable is a must-read for fans of the Titanic and buffs of plain old history. Butler's attention to detail and obvious research provides a brief glimpse into a bygone era. Titanic is ultimately a cautionary tale of the hubris of man, and Unsinkable an entertaining read."
"Portland"" Book Review," 11/3/12"Butler details everything you would ever want to know about the ship, and the book is just fascinating..."Unsinkable" is full of interesting information and is a good read in general. Get yourself a copy!"
"Lone Star Book Review," January 2013 ""Unsinkable" is a well written story by an internationally recognize

Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew.
Midwest Book Review
, June 2012
Any collection interested in the Titanic s history will relish this revision.
Curled Up with a Good Book Unsinkable is a must-read for fans of the Titanic and buffs of plain old history. Butler s attention to detail and obvious research provides a brief glimpse into a bygone era. Titanic is ultimately a cautionary tale of the hubris of man, and Unsinkable an entertaining read.
Portland Book Review, 11/3/12 Butler details everything you would ever want to know about the ship, and the book is just fascinating Unsinkable is full of interesting information and is a good read in general. Get yourself a copy! "

Tucson Citizen, 2/28/12
"Provides even more depth to a story we think we already know."

Hudson Valley News, 3/21/12
"This author's description of the boarding of the lifeboats is detailed and fascinating."

InfoDad.com, 3/29/12
"[Butler's] focus on detail provides fascinating bits of information...His combination of intimate detail, accurate narration and effective personalization of the tragedy remains as compelling today as at the time of the book's original release."
"The Bookworm Sez" (nationally syndicated column), 4/1"Nicely updated" Politics & Patriotism (blog), 4/9
"Written in a calm respectful narrative style that's easy to read."

Acadiana LifeStyle, April 2012
"Even if you thought you knew all there is to know about this tragedy, you will be surprised at recently discovered facts revealed in the new postscript and foreword updated by the author."

WomanAroundTown.com, 4/12/12

"Butler has included not only the latest theories and findings, but also an examination of why we still care so much today. Butler is a military historian and a renowned authority on maritime affairs; no one less knowledgeable could shed new light on a story we all thought we knew."
Midwest Book Review
, June 2012
"Any collection interested in the Titanic's history will relish this revision."

Curled Up with a Good Book"Unsinkable is a must-read for fans of the Titanic and buffs of plain old history. Butler's attention to detail and obvious research provides a brief glimpse into a bygone era. Titanic is ultimately a cautionary tale of the hubris of man, and Unsinkable an entertaining read."

Portland Book Review, 11/3/12"Butler details everything you would ever want to know about the ship, and the book is just fascinating...Unsinkable is full of interesting information and is a good read in general. Get yourself a copy!"
From the Back Cover:
No other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up such powerful emotion, or accumulated as many legends and myths as Titanic. "Unsinkable" is a fresh look at this incredible story, one that centers on the people who built the ship, crewed her, and sailed on her. It follows the great ship as she grows on the ways at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, sails from Southampton toward her unexpected rendezvous with an iceberg, then slowly sinks into the North Atlantic, forever shattering the optimistic complacency of her era. The story doesn't end there, however, for the tale continues through the high drama of the U.S. Senate investigation and the British Board of Trade inquiry, then introduces the "mystery ship" Californian, whose officers watched Titanic sink and did nothing for fear of being subjected to their sleeping captain's wrath. The narrative then carries on with the recovery of many of Titanic's dead and their interment at Halifax, Nova Scotia, through the discovery of the wreck in 1985, and finally to the abortive 1996 expedition to raise a section of her rusted hull.

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  • PublisherStackpole Books
  • Publication date1989
  • ISBN 10 081171814X
  • ISBN 13 9780811718141
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages160
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