A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

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By (author) Walter Lord

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  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0805077642
  • ISBN 13: 9780805077643
  • Edition: 50
  • Edition statement: 50th Anniversary ed
  • Sales rank: 81,540

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The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the "Titanic," in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, "A Night to Remember" remains a completely riveting account of the "Titanic"'s fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious. Some sacrificed their lives, while others fought like animals for their own survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in lifeboats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; and hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped below decks, sought help in vain. Available for the first time in trade paperback and with a new introduction for the 50th anniversary edition by Nathaniel Phil-brick, author of "In the Heart of the Sea" and "Sea of Glory," Walter Lord's classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication fifty years ago. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this semicentennial edition brings that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers.

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Walter Lord was the author of several bestselling works of history, including "Day of Infamy," a re-creation of the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He died in 2002. Nathaniel Philbrick is the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sea of Glory" and" In the Heart of the Sea," for which he won the National Book Award.

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By Anna Isabel Bjelland Moody 21 Aug 2014 5

As Titanic has always been a fascinating tragedy to me from my early days, I have always wished to read about its historical journey rather than the glorified movie version from the nineties.

Walter Lord has put together a great work of non-fiction which presents a close-to real story of what happened on board the Titanic the day she first set sail, and to her last sinking seconds. Based off of the survivor's stories, this book gives an overview of the different people on the ship, their difference in class and where they were headed once the Titanic had arrived in America, the land of dreams. I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in the Titanic disaster and further, to people wanting a tale told in ticking seconds from the first to the last.

The Norwegian version of this book also contains photography of the ships interior, exterior, people on board and the crew, as well as a add-on section about the Norwegian passengers on the Titanic.

Alice

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"Stunning . . . one of the most exciting books of this or any year." -"The New York Times" "A magnificent job of re-creative chronicling, enthralling from the first word to the last." -"The Atlantic Monthly" "Seamless and skillful . . . it's clear why this is many a researcher's "Titanic" bible." -"Entertainment Weekly"