A Night to Remember - Walter Lord

A Night to Remember

By Walter Lord

  • Release Date: 2012-03-06
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
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From 132 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive account of the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors.
 At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. At 2:15 a.m. the ship’s band played “Autumn.” Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lord’s moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth century’s bleakest nights.

Reviews

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  • A night to remember

    5
    By Margarita Giah
    Absolutely riveting. From the first few sentences, I was gripped by the clear, stark , straightforward documentation of this tragic two hours 100 years ago : a starless, black, bitterly cold night on the glassy smooth north Atlantic ocean. Read it.
  • We know the story

    5
    By Rick 7140
    By now we all know the story but, it is a still fascinating read.
  • Great

    5
    By Emyster3636
    Good book

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