Titanic Author Will Sign Books at Titanic Branson on Disaster Anniversary

First-time Titanic author Wade Sisson will be available to sign copies of his book, Racing Through the Night, from Saturday April 13 through Monday, April 15 at the Titanic Branson Museum and Attraction (www.titanicbranson.com).

Racing Through the Night is the story of Titanic's nearly identical sister ship, Olympic, and her role in the events of April 14-15, 1912. The book details the construction of the two sister ships side by side at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Ireland and the early careers of their masters, Captains E.J. Smith and H.J. Haddock.

The book covers new ground in the Titanic story - detailing what it was like for the passengers and crew of Olympic to learn that Titanic was sinking. Follow along as they spend 10 hours steaming toward the scene of the disaster only to learn that they were too late.

Drawing upon diaries, journals and newspaper accounts, this book helps to fill a gap in the well-known Titanic story and takes you back to the night the White Star Line's plans for these two immense ships ended in disaster.

Wade Sisson is a native of Kansas who first became interested in Titanic when he read Walter Lord's 1955 classic Titanic book, A Night to Remember. Soon after he joined the Titanic Historical Society (online at titanic1.org) and has remained fascinated with the ship ever since. Racing Through the Night is Wade's first book - offered in softcover with numerous photos and published by Amberley in the United Kingdom.

For more information about Racing Through the Night, visit www.racingthroughthenight.com. For hours and ticket prices for Titanic Branson as well as a schedule of other upcoming events, visit www.titanicbranson.com.

Read what others are saying about Racing Through the Night:

"The book is 159 pages, soft bound and contains a generous selection of photographs including a few of Olympic that the reviewer has not seen. ... Mr. Sisson is to be congratulated on a job well done, and I would recommend this book." - The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal of the Titanic Historical Society (May-July 2012 edition)

"This is the story of the first of three ships meant to dominate the North Atlantic and the night that plan came to a stunning, horrifying end. This is an excellent and well-researched book and I highly recommend it." - Shipping Today and Yesterday (February 2012)

"This is certainly one of the more interesting books to read about the sinking of the Titanic and it finally draws the spotlight back to Olympic." - Nautilus International Telegraph (January 2012)

"Well written and superbly illustrated though the book is, the tale of the Titanic's sister ship (a hopeless 500 miles away at the time of the sinking) cannot be other than incidental. Normal people will be bothered by this. Titanic followers such as myself will not." - The Independent (Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011)

"I don't believe anyone has covered the Olympic's role in the disaster in depth the way this author has. There are first-hand accounts from diaries, letters, and newspaper interviews that makes the reader feel they are aboard during this important crossing." - Encyclopedia-Titanica.org (Nov. 17, 2011)

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