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    Description"There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers." (Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President). On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the aftermath is a tour de force of detailed investigation and the upstairs/downstairs divide. "A Night to Remember" provides a vivid, gripping and deeply personal account of the 'unsinkable' Titanic's descent. It comes with a new foreword by Julian Fellowes.


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    Title
    A Night to Remember
    Subtitle
    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Lord, By (author) Julian Fellowes, By (author) Brian Lavery
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141399690
    ISBN 10: 0141399694
    Classifications

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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law, Walter Lord served in England with the American intelligence service during the Second World War. His interest in the Titanic dates back to 1926 when, at ten years old, he persuaded his family to cross the Atlantic on the Olympic, sister ship to the doomed ocean liner. Lord was renowned for his knowledge of the Titanic catastrophe, serving as consultant to director James Cameron during the filming of Titanic. A Night to Remember was published in 1955 and has never been out of print. Walter Lord died in 2002.
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    A stunning book, incomparably the best on its subject New York Times Walter single-handedly revived interest in the Titanic...an electrifying book John Maxtone-Graham, maritime historian and author Absolutely gripping and unputdownable David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Devotion, gallantry...Benjamin Guggenheim changing to evening clothes to meet death; Mrs. Isador Straus clinging to her husband, refusing to get in a lifeboat; Arthur Ryerson giving his life belt to his wife's maid...A book to remember Chicago Tribune Seamless and skilful...it's clear why this is many a researcher's Titanic bible Entertainment Weekly Enthralling from the first word to the last The Atlantic Monthly Moving and extremely well-documented Oxford Mail
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    She was the world's biggest-ever ship. A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the "Titantic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time. Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the "unsinkable" "Titantic raced across the glassy Atlantic on her maiden voyage, with only twenty lifeboats for 2,207 passengers. A Night To Remember is the gut-wrenching, minute-by minute account of her fatal collision with an iceberg and how the resulting tragedy brought out the best and worst in human nature. Some gave their lives for others, some fought like animals for survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in the boats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped belowdecks. Sought help in vain. A Night To Remember From the first distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, here is the legendary disaster relived by the few who survived and can never forget the many who did not.