I think that "Titanic: An Illustrated History," is the best overall book on Titanic. It's very comprehensive, easy to read, and of course, is beautifully illustrated. Most everything the average Titanic "buff" needs to know is covered in this book. It's the type of book which, after reading it once, you'll constantly come back to. Further, after reading "Illustrated History," one acquires a fairly comprehensive knowledge of the subject area, and can choose to focus on particular aspects of the disaster, and do further research, thereafter. Unlike "Night To Remember" it deals with all aspects of the disaster, and unlike "Triumph, Tradegy," it is much more enjoyable as a reading experience. I highly recommend it.