A Night to Remember
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 7th 2005
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, American History
The introduction by Nathaniel Philbreck called this book "the definitive account" of the Titanic disaster, particularly since at the time this book was published (1955) many of the survivors were still alive, and Lord had the opportunity to interview over 60 of them--not something future books will ...
An odd book, it was very well written, full of interesting historical facts, but at the same time it still tells of the deaths of hundreds of innocent people. Basically it shows the arrogance of man believing that something we created could not be destroyed by nature. That combined with dozens of mi...
Fascinating minute by minute recounting of the sinking of the Titanic from several viewpoints of survivors. I couldn't put it down. The movie of the same name that was made from this book is also highly recommended.
This historical account of the Titanic's sinking includes a myriad of stories from survivors, putting together the big picture of what was going on among the people on the ship the night Titanic sunk. The author used primary sources to put together this very readable text. I enjoyed reading the di...
When I was about 15, I was completely obsessed with the Titanic (yep, that's the year the movie came out!), and I brought every book I could find about it. And at the time, hyping up the movie, there was a lot of books available.A couple of years later, the obsession had faded and it wasn't until th...