The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912 was one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. The ship was supposedly unsinkable, yet went down within a few hours after striking an iceberg. The story behind the loss of the Titanic is just as fascinating today as on the day it occurred.
- Publisher: Mitchell Lane
- Series: Monumental Milestones
- Year Published: 2006
- Age Level: 8-13
- Category: History
Whiting offers a good introduction to the tragedy. He incorporates the new findings currently being argued, such as whether or not the sinking was due to the ship’s design flaws or human misjudgment. Short chapters will appeal to readers who shy away from longer “report” books. (School Library Journal)