I hadn’t intended to spend a good chunk of this week writing about the 1912 Titanic disaster for various Web sites, but ... well, it kind of worked out that way. Knowing I probably won’t be around to commemorate the bicentennial of that heart-wrenching event, I decided to make the most of this occasion.
In addition to my wrap-up of fine Titanic history books for Kirkus Reviews, my interview with Titanic authority Hugh Brewster, and my rundown of half a dozen novels that use the White Star liner tragedy as their backdrop or jumping-off point, I posted two collections of Titanic-related stories from the Web (here and here), and--to honor the hour in which that vessel ultimately disappeared beneath the chilly North Atlantic--a moving scene from the 1958 film A Night to Remember.
One hundred years from now, I hope that writers and readers will again choose to honor the memory of that once-great vessel.
READ MORE: Titanic Survivor Stories (RMS Titanic Inc.).