The Triumvirate: Captain Edward J. Smith, Bruce Ismay, Thomas Andrews and the Sinking of Titanic

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The true actions of three key individuals on Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage – Captain Edward J. Smith, shipbuilder Thomas Andrews, and White Star Line chairman Joseph Bruce Ismay

Titanic literature is full of misconceptions about the actions and motives of key individuals involved. When George Behe set out to write a book thoroughly documenting the activities of the Titanic’s Captain Edward J. Smith during his vessel’s maiden voyage, he soon realised that Smith’s activities were intimately intertwined with those of two other “top officials” in the Titanic story – shipbuilder Thomas Andrews and White Star Line chairman Joseph Bruce Ismay. With that being the case, he expanded his coverage to include all three men – men whose post-disaster reputations differ from each other as greatly as night differs from day.

This gripping study examines exactly what each of these three pivotal figures in Titanic’s story said and did across Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage, culminating in their vastly differing fates, cross referencing all the various survivor accounts and correcting many false impressions and muddled ideas along the way.

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What did Captain Smith, Bruce Ismay and Thomas Andrews do during the maiden voyage and the sinking?

Titanic literature is full of misconceptions about the actions and motives of the key individuals involved…

This new book cross-references all the various survivor accounts and corrects many false assumptions.

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The History Press

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Hardcover ‏

304 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

1803993359

ISBN-13 ‏

978-1803993355

1 review for The Triumvirate: Captain Edward J. Smith, Bruce Ismay, Thomas Andrews and the Sinking of Titanic

  1. Dan E. Parkes

    Behe does a sterling job in building a more detailed and nuanced portrait of these three men than has been made previously. These fine brush strokes help define them as human rather than something out of myth and legend.”

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Seumas

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An new boo by George Behe is forthcoming

Titanic literature is full of misconceptions about the actions and motives of key individuals involved. When George Behe set out to write a book thoroughly documenting the activities of the Titanic’s Captain Edward J. Smith during his vessel’s maiden voyage, he soon realised that Smith’s activities were intimately intertwined with those of two other “top officials” in the Titanic story – shipbuilder Thomas Andrews and White Star Line chairman Joseph Bruce Ismay. With that being the case, he expanded his coverage to include all three men – men whose post-disaster reputations differ from each other as greatly as night differs from day. This gripping study examines exactly what each of these three pivotal figures in Titanic’s story said and did across Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage, culminating in their vastly differing fates, cross referencing all the various survivor accounts and correcting many false impressions and muddled ideas along the way.

Now this sounds interesting !

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Thomas Krom

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I can't wait to read it!

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Arun Vajpey

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Same here, but I'll have to wait till I get back to the UK in April.

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My copy is on order. So excited!

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I too have just placed an order. On a side note, in the next few months, we will be releasing 5 photos of Mackay-Bennett arriving in Halifax with the bodies on her.

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Seumas

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Err, that opening sentence should of course read "new book" rather than "new boo" by George Behe. Clumsy me ;)

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I too have just placed an order. On a side note, in the next few months, we will be releasing 5 photos of Mackay-Bennett arriving in Halifax with the bodies on her.

Are these previously unseen pics ?

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John Kingwell

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Are these previously unseen pics ?

These are very rare images. When she was coming into Halifax Harbour the press were told not to take photos. But one did.

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Are these previously unseen pics ?

I am sorry I should have also said a very limited run of postcards and a couple of 5x7s were released at the time.

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May I request reader reviews of this book? I am about to place an order.

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May I request reader reviews of this book? I am about to place an order.

I have written an in-depth review that may be published here on ET. As would be expected from such a well-respected and prolific researcher as George, it is indeed an excellent book that I highly recommend, with only a few minor caveats.

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