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Thomas Andrews, Voyage into History : Titanic Secrets Revealed Through the Eyes of Her Builder Paperback – February 16, 2000

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Editorial Reviews


A real thriller. Unique audio ... a riveting account. -- The Audiobook Shelf: Bookwatch, 1/99

A story that has to be told. Tremendous human interest. Entertaining, riveting. It grips you. -- Stevan Thayer, Author, Interview with an Angel

An emotional journey. Innovative audiobook blending the author's conscious memories, hypnotic memories, and recorded history. -- Reviewer's Bookwatch, 11/98

Edin Books has one of the unique books of this holiday season, I Built the Titanic. You will be amazed with this biography. -- Bennet Pomerantz, Columnist, Audio World

Spellbound! My wife and I listened to the tapes absolutely spellbound. I am extremely impressed. Congratulations on a really great audio book! Not only is the case convincing, but you have done a marvelous job with the production. This is indeed a breakthrough in presenting these stories to the public. I loved the way you interwove the regression sessions with historical narration - very dramatic, and very easy to follow. I, literally, could not turn the tape off, it was so fascinating! -- Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, Contributing writer, Reincarnation International Magazine,

The audiobook was great. I've listened to Bill's audiobook and I can recommend it to those interested in a fine, original, past-life story, especially the recorded voices during regression sessions. Even though I have conducted hundreds of regression sessions myself, I've listened to it with great pleasure. --Marianne Notschaele-den Boer, Regression Therapist, The Netherlands

From the Back Cover


Thomas Andrews, Titanic's master shipbuilder, returns with new evidence to set the record straight about the ship he built.

William Barnes -- born 41 years to the day after Titanic hit the infamous iceberg -- has been haunted since childhood by powerful memories from the life he now knows belonged to Titanic's historic designer, Thomas Andrews. In I Built the Titanic:

- Find out who rejected the proposed safeguards that could have saved Titanic and all on board.

- Witness the extraordinary encounter on the bridge when Andrews pronounces Titanic's death sentence.

- Uncover the pivotal role of politics, arrogance and greed in sending Titanic and over 1500 people on a journey ... into infamy.

Join the author and interviewer Dr. Frank Baranowski on an emotional journey that is a compelling re-examination of history. Hear American working man Barnes become Irish shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in this gripping, first-person account of Andrews' life and death - from his first blueprint of Titanic to the final breath of his dying ship. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Williamcbarnes.com (February 16, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887010122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887010122
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,782,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Walt Silva on December 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
On a cold Saturday I sat to read this book without any expectations as to its ability to interest me.

As I began reading the unfoldment of Tommie's life, I was no longer sitting at home but rather sitting in a bubble of time watching the progress of events that presented themselves in movie-like clarity.

By the end of the book I finally noticed the sun had set and needed a reading light.

This is not so much a narrative of events past, but rather a re-enactment of a drama that uses the reader's mind as a stage to play out a story that even today captures the imagination and fascination of thousands.

To me, not so much because of the magnitude of the calamity that happened in mid-ocean, but because it is exemplar of the real-life battle between the integrity and righteousness of the soul and the barely concealed evil of ignorance and selfish blindness in materially obsessed ego.

Perhaps there are those that think the story has an unhappy ending, but the fact that it had to be written by the one who lived it, is proof positive the justice (karmic or Divine) is not an obscure concept, but a spiritual reality.

Time and the efforts of the unjust, do not destroy truth, they just delay its inevitable revelation.

I think the measure of readers liking this story or not, depends on their willingness to surrender their minds to be transported to a different time and to be shown a simple truth:

"This is what happened"

Half a century and all the learned men of the world could not hide it.

Did I forget to mention that I liked it?

W. Silva
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This story is so real, it will send chills up your spine. I was extremely impressed with the audiobook version, and am delighted to finally have it available in a print format that I can pull off the shelf for quick reference. But this book is much more than just a reprint. Since the publication of the audiobook in January 1999, more documentation has come to light which helps to support Barns' claim to be the reincarnation of Tommie Andrews. This, too, is included in the new book version.
As can be expected when somebody claims to be the reincarnation of an historical figure, Barnes has met with considerable ridicule. But not everyone is a skeptic. Research scientist John Wilcox, Ph.D., a mathematician and physicist at the University of Pennsylvania's Johnson Research Foundation, heard Barnes describe the bell effect of a collision with Titanic's single hull and wondered if the theory could be tested by computer simulation. Based on the physical properties of the steel (now known from samples brought up from the wreck), the exact dimensions of the ship, and Barnes' memories of the speed at which she hit the iceberg, Wilcox created a computer-generated model that mathematically reproduced the acoustic energies in Titanic's hull before and after the collision. The findings lend strong support to Barnes' past-life memory of the vibrating hull as a major factor in the breakup of the ship. The results of Dr. Wilcox's simulations, including the diagrams, are included in the book.
I myself was impressed with Barnes' ability to remember seemingly minor details, such as the name of the ship's cat, Jenny. (Now there's a piece of trivia for you -- remember that for your next quiz show!
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It's interesting to note how criticism of this book has changed in 4 years. When Mr. Barnes' book first came out in 2000, it was criticized because so-called experts claimed that Thomas Andrews could not have known about the quality of Titanic's steel (actually, how could he have NOT known?) or that Titanic would break, or that she'd overturn if the compartments were allowed to flood evenly. Those people evidently failed to take into account that Mr. Andrews was one of the preeminent naval architects of his day, and was even called upon by rival shipbuilders to assist them in troubleshooting design flaws in their ships.

It's interesting now to read critiques that say all one needs do is go to the Discovery Channel to get the same "secrets" that William Barnes speaks of. I strongly suspect that Mr. Barnes' detractors have secretly hoarded his book over the past few years, researched and verified his past life memories, and then tried to take credit for things Mr. Barnes amazing past-life recall had long documented. If people would only take the time to research a little about WHAT is now known, and WHEN it became known, they would realize that the information which came from Mr. Barnes' past-life regression (which occurred prior even to the publishing of his books and tapes) predates a great deal of now common knowledge.

I credit Mr. Barnes with the courage to step out and tell his story, realizing that reincarnation is not yet accepted by many people in western culture. As time passes, everything he wrote about Titanic's secrets -- down to the most arcane -- is being proved. Others may give credit elsewhere to the information Mr.
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