A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

By Walter Lord; Nathaniel Philbrick (Introduction by)

Holt McDougal, Paperback, 9780805077643, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2005

Description

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.



About the Author
Walter Lord (1917-2002) studied history at Princeton, and after World War Two, attended Yale University where he earned a Law degree. While he is best known for his work "A Night to Remember, " concerning the sinking of the RMS "Titanic", he is also the author of numerous other works including "Day of Infamy" and "Peary to the Pole".

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.


Praise For A Night to Remember

"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