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May 31, 2011 15:53 ET

Centenary of Titanic Launch Marked With Release of Book Celebrating Titanic's Canada Bound Passengers

Titanic, The Canadian Story, Centennial Edition

"Why does this story continue to fascinate? It endures, I think, because all of us have stood on the deck of the Titanic at one time or another in our lives. We have all tempted fate, and we have all had to confront our mortality. Titanic is an epic drama, a story where history meets mystery. It has a cast of 2,228 and plays out in two hours and forty minutes. Even more important, it remains a story with universal appeal about souls, both lost and saved. It is about vices and virtues-arrogance, heroism, cowardice, sacrifice, and nobility."-Alan Hustak

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A quarter of a century after Montreal author and journalist Alan Hustak began his research, and fifteen years after Titanic: The Canadian Story was first published by Véhicule Press, the book has been revised and updated. A new hard-cover edition will be issued by DV3 Press in September 2011, to commemorate the centennial of the disaster.

There are many books about Titanic, but only Hustak's critically acclaimed version tells the story from a Canadian perspective. Literary critic John Lucas described it as "an eminently readable and compelling study of the 130 Canada bound victims and survivors of that night to remember." Geist magazine called it "a must read for both Canadian history buffs and Titanic junkies." Among Titanic's 1,300 passengers were a large contingent from Montreal and Winnipeg, and people from Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax. With few exceptions their stories were largely overlooked or ignored by U.S. and British authors who have written about the sinking. Hustak began his research years before you could do on-line internet searches, and in some cases, talked to family members of those who were on board. The book was written years before James Cameron's blockbuster movie was produced. "The sinking of the Titanic made the biggest splash at the beginning of the 20th century, and it's still making waves and getting newspaper headlines at the beginning of the 21st century," says Hustak. "The story endures, because it is an epic tale of drama, danger and disaster."

Titanic: The Canadian Story, what others have had to say:

"A superb read." – Essentially America.

"A rare and exciting book that breaks completely new ground, uncovering a portion of the Titanic story never told before," M. Tennaro.

"Begins where Walter Lord's classic, A Night to Remember ends," CBC Radio.

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