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A Night to Remember : Holt Paperback - Walter Lord

A Night to Remember

Holt Paperback

Paperback Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780805077643
Number Of Pages: 208

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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. First published in 1955, "A Night to Remember" remains a comprehensive and 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.
With an 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 of the "Titanic"'s last hours is as vivid now as it was upon first publication. 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.

"One of the most exciting books of this or any year."--"The New York Times"
"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--it is a book to remember."--"Chicago"" Tribune
""As seamless and skillful as you're going to get, from the analysis of 1912's upper-class-biased press coverage to the Vietnam Memorialesque passenger list that concludes the book . . . it's clear why this is many a researcher's "Titanic" bible."--"Entertainment Weekly""
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"A magnificent job of re-creative chronicling, enthralling from the first word to the last."--"The Atlantic Monthly
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"Lord's classic time-travel tale drawn from survivors' accounts remains the best "Titanic" story after all these years. The analysis of the event moves from reports of pre-trip hype through the ambiance of the fated last evening to first reports of trouble, loading life boats, and rescue efforts . . . the immediacy engages the reader from the start."--Sandy Glover, West Linn Public Library, Oregon

Industry 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

ISBN: 9780805077643
ISBN-10: 0805077642
Series: Holt Paperback
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 50

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