A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

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Lord's physics may now be suspec...but his account — which draws on interviews with 63 survivors — is as seamless and skillful as you're going to get...
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Lord’s classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ship’s fateful last hoursAt first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. At 2:15 a.m. the ship’s band played “Autumn.” Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lord’s moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth century’s bleakest nights.
 

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Walter Lord is the author of several best-selling works of history, including "A Night to Remember", the recreation of the sinking of the Titanic. He lives in New York City.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Open Road Media. 209 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, War, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction
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Lord's physics may now be suspec...but his account — which draws on interviews with 63 survivors — is as seamless and skillful as you're going to get...

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