Daniel Allen Butler (born January 24, 1957) is an American author and playwright, who writes on historical topics, particularly maritime history. The Washington Times described him as a "steamship nut".[1]


Butler was educated at Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and the University of Erlangen.



  1. ^ When Cunard ruled the waves: Dramatic history of the world's greatest ocean liners The Washington Times, February 29, 2004
  2. ^ Best Sellers Plus, April 19, 1998
  3. ^ Talking Titanic, The Washington Post, April 10, 1998
  4. ^ "Sociopath captain let Titanic's passengers die without a qualm". Scotsman. July 4, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2011.