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The Titanic Sinking: 1912: Books on Other Shipwrecks

This libguide overviews the history, the people, and the legacy of the Titanic and provides sources for additional research

Books on other shipwrecks and disasters at sea

(The Wreck of Titanic's Sister Ship, The Britannic)

Fiction and Nonfiction Books Featuring "Shipwrecks" as a Theme


Physical Books:


Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Alone in an Un-Inhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque, having been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck Wherein all the Men Perished but Himself. 1972. Call Number: PR3403 .A1 1972 X (Brunswick Campus)


Goodwin, Robert. Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African- American Explorer of the American South. 2008. Call Number: E125 .E8 G66 2008 (Brunswick Campus)


Konstam, Angus. The History of Shipwrecks.1999. Call Number: G525 .K66 1999 (Brunswick Campus)


Márquez, Gabriel García .The story of a shipwrecked sailor :who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time. 1989. Call Number: G530 .V442 G3713 1989 (Brunswick Campus)


McCaughrean, Geraldine. The White Darkness, A Novel. 2007. Call Number PZ7 .M1286 Whi 2007 (Brunswick Campus)


Preston, Diana. The Lucitania: An Epic Tragedy. 2002. Call Number: D592 .L8 P74 2002 (Brunswick Campus)


Taylor, Joan du Plat. Marine Archaeology: Developments during Sixty Years in the Mediterranean. 1966. Call Number: DE61 .N3 T3 1965a (Brunswick Campus)


Smith, Howard Everett. You Can Survive. 1982. Call Number: TL553.7 .S643 1982 (Brunswick Campus)


Throckmorton, Peter. The Lost Ships:  An Adventure in Undersea Archaeology. 1964. Call Number: PR6005 .L36 G48 1990 (Brunswick Campus)


Trumbull, Robert and Harold F. Dixon. The Raft. 1942. Call Number DU22 .T5 (Brunswick Campus)


Wyss, Johnann David. The Swiss Family Robinson. 1949. Call Number: PZ7 .W996 S74 (Brunswick Campus)


E-books and Electronic Reserves:


Carrier, Jim. The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the loss of the Fantome. 2001. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Delgado, James P. Ghost Fleet: The Sunken Ships of Bikini Atoll. 1996. Online Resource (netLibrary)


 Goldstein, Richard. Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria. 2001. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Grover, David H. The Unforgivable Coast: Maritime Disasters of the Pacific Northwest. 2002. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Johnson, Stephen. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sunken Ships and Treasures. 2000. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Marken, Mitchell W. Pottery from Spanish Shipwrecks, 1500-1800. 1994. Online Resource (netLibrary)


McCarthy, Mike. Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure of the SS Xantho. 2002. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Roberts, Kenneth Lewis. Boon Island: Including Temporary Accounts of the Wreck of Nottingham Galley. 1996. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Sarker, Husain. Descartes’s Cogito Saved from the Great Shipwreck. 2003. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Stick, David. Graveyard of the Atlantic Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast. 1952. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Sturma, Michael. The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine. 2008. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Viaud, Pierre. Shipwreck and Adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud. 1990. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Weddle, Robert S. The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle. 2001. Online Resource (netLibrary)


Weddle, Robert S. The Wrecking of La Salle’s Ship Amiable and the Trial of Claude Aigron.2009. Online Resource (netLibrary)