'Joughin casually tightened his lifebelt. Then he glanced at his watch - it said 2.15. As an afterthought, he took it off and stuck it into his hip pocket. He was beginning to puzzle over his position when he felt the stern dropping under his feet - it was like taking an elevator. As the sea closed over the stern, Joughin stepped off into the water.'
On 14th April 1912, just before midnight on a clear moonless sea, the White Star Line's massive cruise liner struck an iceberg. She sank within hours. Of 2,200 passengers and crew, only 700 survived.
Walter Lord's definitive account of the Titanic's voyage, wreck and aftermath is a classic of investigation, based on the testimony of survivors. A Night To Remember became the source for countless films, novels and plays - and it has never been bettered.
'I've never come across a book to rival a night to remember.' Julian Fellows creator of Downton Abbey and Titanic
'Stunning, incomparably the best on its subject' The New York Times
A stunning book, incomparably the best on its subject New York Times Walter single-handedly revived interest in the Titanic...an electrifying book John Maxtone-Graham, maritime historian and author Absolutely gripping and unputdownable David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Devotion, gallantry...Benjamin Guggenheim changing to evening clothes to meet death; Mrs. Isador Straus clinging to her husband, refusing to get in a lifeboat; Arthur Ryerson giving his life belt to his wife's maid...A book to remember Chicago Tribune Seamless and skilful...it's clear why this is many a researcher's Titanic bible Entertainment Weekly Enthralling from the first word to the last The Atlantic Monthly Moving and extremely well-documented Oxford Mail
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.248