“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“A magnificent job of re-creative chronicling, enthralling from the first word to the last.”—The Atlantic Monthly“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
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.