Leonardo DiCaprio will be screaming “I’m the king of the world!” in 3D on April 4. This means two things: 1) You know where I’ll be on April 4, and 2) We’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
In honor of the centennial (which falls on April 14), we’re giving away all four of the books from our March Titanic feature, plus two more great Titanic books!
Voyagers of the Titanic by historian Richard Davenport-Hines digs into the stories behind the passengers aboard the Titanic. Writes our reviewer, “Having come to know and care about the people on board in a new way makes the poignancy of losing them fresh again.”
Titanic Tragedy by John Maxtone-Graham expertly dissects the disaster, from the creation of the vessel to its untimely end. It’s drama born straight from the facts.
Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson reveals the aftereffects of the tragedy and how the sinking affected the lives of the passengers. Our reviewer calls it “both dishy and speculative, and as such very entertaining.”
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott is the perfect mix of fact and fiction. This novel uses the sinking as the backdrop for a fantastic tale, and it even uses real testimony from Lady Lucile Duff Gordon during the Titanic hearings. Fun fact: Kate Alcott is a pseudonym for an author seeking to escape the backlist curse.
Titanic, First Accounts (a Penguin Classic Deluxe Edition) is a special anthology of survivors’ stories. It contains firsthand testimonies, letters, inquiries and memoirs to reveal the tales of some of the most famous survivors, including the unsinkable Molly Brown.
Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic was first published in 1912, just after the ocean liner came to rest on the ocean floor. The republished edition is gorgeous, complete with historic photographs, b&w illustrations and gold-foil stamped pages.
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with ideas on how to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, March 16. The winner will receive the six books mentioned above. Prize must be shipped to a North American address. Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Cam! She says a great way to honor the sinking is by reading a nonfiction book about the Titanic.
Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.