I acquired this book today. At the beginning, it quotes Walter Lord's statement that Titanic "has never been with us more than now." Nevertheless, this $54.00 book was on sale for $7.50. It has many beautiful illustrations of the Titanic, and even some other ships - - not all of the Titanic pictures are the same as the ones in "Illustrated History." In the Acknowledgments at the end Marschall discloses that his mother told him, years ago, "you know, honey, you can't paint Titanics your whole life. You're going to have to get a real job."