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A Night to Remember

Walter Lord; Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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.

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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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  • Walter Lord; Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • 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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