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A Night to Remember

by Walter Lord, Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 208
Paperback
ISBN: 9780805077643






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Overview of 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 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.

Synopsis of 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 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.

About the Author, Walter Lord

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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The world lost one of its most famous and well-respected historians when Walter Lord, author of classic books on the Titanic disaster and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2002. Lord's unique (and groundbreaking) style combined authoritative historical research with "up close and personal" style interviews with those who survived the infamous events. Lord called this approach "living history," and the style Lord invented would become an inspiration to writers such as David McCullough. His seminal work on the Titanic (wherein he famously said of the sinking liner, "brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake") would be the basis for what many still feel is the best filmed account of that naval tragedy.

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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

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