The History Press lines up 10th Titanic title

<p>The History Press has signed its 10th new title on the sinking of the Titanic, to be published in the run-up to the centenary of the disaster in 2012.<br /><br />Amy Rigg, commissioning editor for transport, signed world English language rights to <em>The Man Who Sank Titanic? The Troubled Life of Quartermaster Robert Hichens</em> in an unagented deal.<br /><br />The title, which will be published in October 2011, is written by Sally Nilsson about her great-grandfather, the quartermaster on the doomed ship who was given the order &#39;Hard-a-starboard&#39; to steer the Titanic away from the iceberg. He was also accused of failing to go back and rescue passengers after lifeboats were jettisoned.<br /><br />Other titles lined up by THP for 2011 include <em>Titanic in Photographs</em> by Bruce Beveridge, Steve Hall, Art Braunschweiger, Daniel Klistorner &amp; Scott Andrews; <em>Titanic Captain The Life of Edward John Smith</em> by Gary Cooper; and <em>Titanic: The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster</em> by Roger and June Cartwright.</p>