A night to remember

Walter Lord, 1917-2002

Book - 2005

Recounts the demise of the "unsinkable" Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed extravagances such as a French "sidewalk cafe" and a grand staircase, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board.

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Series
Holt paperback
Subjects
Published
New York : Henry, Holt, and Co c2005.
Edition
1st Owl Books ed
Language
English
Item Description
"With a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick"--Cover.
"Fiftieth-anniversary edition"--P. [4] of cover.
"A Owl Book."
"First published in hardcover in 1955 by Henry, Holt, and Company"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description
xx, 182 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. xvii).
ISBN
0805077642
9780805077643
9780756959999
0756959993
Main Author
Walter Lord, 1917-2002 (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents an absorbing, minute-by-minute account of the demise of the "unsinkable" Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed a French "sidewalk cafe" and a grand staircase, among other extravagances, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Recounts the demise of the "unsinkable" Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed extravagances such as a French "sidewalk cafe" and a grand staircase, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.