The name Titanic has become synonymous with catastrophe, the story of this luxurious liner is legendary. Wrecked after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, the loss of about 1,500 lives has gone down in history as one of the most emotive and tragic disasters. This evocative collection of photographs is set against the backdrop of the race to build the largest and best passenger liner. Traced from her beginning in the Harland & Wolff shipyard, launch, fitting out, sea trials and maiden voyage, her beauty is keenly evident in the many rare and unusual images in this book. Looking at her departure from Southampton with stops in Cherbourg and Queenstown, including many photos never before published, the book follows her story to its tragic conclusion, including the role of Carpathia and the aftermath of this unforgettable disaster. Softcover. 160 pages.