A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic by Walter LordA Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic by Walter Lord

A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic

byWalter LordIntroduction byNathaniel Philbrick

Paperback | January 7, 2005

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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.

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.
Title:A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the TitanicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.24 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:January 7, 2005Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0805077642

ISBN - 13:9780805077643

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic. This is a must read for all those interested in the Titanic.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!!! Great Great Book, really made you feel like you were there. It was wonderfully written and a very easy read, it was very interest to learn what happened that night. It was a great book, loved it!!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Well Done Account I read this just after watching Titanic and because it is just after the 103rd anniversary. I liked how it went from person to person though sometimes it didn't return to the same ones so I wasn't sure what happened to them. And I wish that it focused on more then just the night it sank but an otherwise well done recollection/memoir.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE Landmark History of the Titanic Tragedy This story of the Titanic tragedy reads like a novel. However, thanks to Mr. Lord's thorough research, it is all true. Give yourself plenty of time to read, because you won't want to put this book down. Mr. Lord rescued what was then the fading memory of the Titanic disaster from oblivion. He had the good fortune to find most of the living survivors and their accounts are the heart of the book. Mr. Lord's research of written sources fills out the story. It was only the discovery of the actual hulk that added any significant knowledge to 'A Night to Remember.' Most important, although Mr. Lord mentions rumours of the ship splitting in two, he could not verify this based on the information available to him. Nevertheless, 'A Night to Remember' remains the single best read on the subject. THIS is where you start if you want to learn about the Titanic.
Date published: 2012-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome book I've been into this book since i was 14 i can read it again and again , I love it it's a hard book to put down , he writes it as if he was there himself
Date published: 2006-08-04

Editorial Reviews

"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