This is a first class write about one of the world's most successful liners. Until this book was released, little had been written about Titanic's sister ship. She had a magnificent career spanning several decades and the author has captured her history in wonderful detail. The ship, later known by many as `The Old reliable' is revealed in this book through comprehensive, diligent and unbiased research. It is not often a book about a ship can capture in text the thoughts felt amongst both her crew and passengers; that those that worked and walked her splendid decks did so with absolute confidence and pride. We see RMS Olympic for what she was: a well built ship, one that proved over and over again that she could take all that nature could throw at her and still arrive at port safely. The book features stunning black and white photography; with detailed descriptions of her career across the Atlantic and includes details of her distinguished war record. It is written with clear and concise authority by one of the world's foremost experts on the Olympic class ships. People talk about Titanic ! But before Titanic, there was Olympic. Captain Hayes captained the ship between 1915 and 1921 and said: "The finest ship in my estimation that has ever been built or ever will be." Read this book and you'll understand why Capt. Hayes said what he said.