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A Night to Remember: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic [Paperback]

Walter Lord , Julian Fellowes , Brian Lavery
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Book Description

5 April 2012

'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President

On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the aftermath is a tour de force of detailed investigation and the upstairs/downstairs divide. A Night to Remember provides a vivid, gripping and deeply personal account of the 'unsinkable' Titanic's descent.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Re-issue edition (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141399694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141399690
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A stunning book, incomparably the best on its subject (New York Times)

Walter single-handedly revived interest in the Titanic...an electrifying book (John Maxtone-Graham, maritime historian and author)

Absolutely gripping and unputdownable (David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author)

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...A book to remember

(Chicago Tribune)

Seamless and skilful...it's clear why this is many a researcher's Titanic bible (Entertainment Weekly)

Enthralling from the first word to the last (The Atlantic Monthly)

Moving and extremely well-documented (Oxford Mail)

About the Author

A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law, Walter Lord served in England with the American intelligence service during the Second World War. His interest in the Titanic dates back to 1926 when, at ten years old, he persuaded his family to cross the Atlantic on the Olympic, sister ship to the doomed ocean liner. Lord was renowned for his knowledge of the Titanic catastrophe, serving as consultant to director James Cameron during the filming of Titanic. A Night to Remember was published in 1955 and has never been out of print. Walter Lord died in 2002.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 7 Dec 1999
By A Customer
I would not hesitate to reccommend this book to anyone who was interested in the titanic. An excellent book that presents all the known facts in a clear understandable way. A must have book for anyone who wants facts.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling account of the Titanic disaster 14 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Titanic - the 'unsinkable' ocean liner sailed on her maiden voyage in April 1912 from Southampton. She would never reach her destination. Thoroughly researched and packed with first hand accounts from survivors, this book is considered to be the benchmark by which all other books on the subject are judged. First published in 1954 and used as the basis for the film of the same title starring Kenneth Moore, Walter Lord painstakingly researched evidence from both the UK and US investigations into the tragedy, and tracked down and interviewed scores of survivors to produce a book which is packed with detail. He engrosses the reader as the events unfold and the tale races towards its shocking end, carefully weighing up often conflicting accounts and arriving at considered judgements which give a unique insight into the sinking. Arguments over the exact events that night continue to this day - read A Night to Remember and decide for yourself.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 17 July 2003
By me
Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember" is a shocking blow-by-blow account of the Titanic's last night at sea. Lord has researched it well, and his writing style is fantastic. It is a very sobering book, and one that everybody should read at least once.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Memory Of A Dear Friend 23 Jun 2011
This is hopefully the same edition of this book that my lovely friend Steve Rigby was given to read as an 8 year old. It led to a life long fascination with the Titanic which resulted in Steve becoming a world authority of the sinking of the White Star Line's finest vessel.
It's written in a way which means it's easily digested, and you want to read on and on. It's very difficult to put down, and it's informative without being overly flowery or too "wordy," quite rare for a book written when this one was.
Steve died suddenly of a heart attack on May 8th 2011, at the obscenely young age of 52. I can see why reading this book would spur you on to discover more. Thanks Steve.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new format for an old favourite 21 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Format:Misc. Supplies
"A Night to Remember" has stood the test of time and remains streets ahead of any other record of the Titanic disaster in terms of accuracy, popularity and downright readability. Walter Lord's classic was the basis of the 1958 movie of the same name, which many still regard as the greatest film adaptation of the story, and this new audio cassette version is an equally triumphant production. Martin Jarvis's voice is familiar to most of the radio and TV audience in the United Kingdom, and his role as Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon in James Cameron's epic feature film has brought him to the attention of a wider audience. His voice has tremendous warmth and a reassuring authority which makes his reading of Lord's book a fascinating "listen". It would seem that whatever medium is used to interpret Walter Lord's masterwork, it cannot fail to hold the rapt attention of the reader/viewer/listener. This is a talking book to save for a special occasion. Listen to this en route to a train destination and you'll be so wrapped up in the tale that you'll probably miss your station; listen to it on a trans-Atlantic liner and you won't sleep a wink!
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Book - Though Now Dated 15 Nov 2005
By father2
This is a classic book on the sinking of the Titanic and the first book I ever read on the subject. It should be understood before reading this book that our collective understanding of the Titanic disaster has moved on since the time "A Night to Remember" was first published in 1956. For example, upon discovering the wreck of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic in 1985 it was clear that the Titanic had indeed broken in half and rested upon the sea bed in two halves. As anybody who has seen the 1958 film "A Night To Remember"; will realise this book presents the ship as sinking whole, which was not the case. But this is not to say that this book does not have a lot of outstanding information to impart to the interested reader. The book considers the Titanic from the time in 1907 when she was conceived, the building of the Titanic, the maiden voyage and the sinking and finally the subsequent investigations and recriminations. Particularly thought provoking is the full listing of the passengers at the back of the book including those who survived along with those who perished. What I found particularly shocking was the listing of Third Class Passengers, with its very low numbers of survivors. Walter Lord's book is very easy to read, though the subject matter is somewhat more difficult to digest, due to the overwhelming nature of the Titanic tragedy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Popular 2 April 2012
Ever since this was first published in 1955 it has never been out of print, and is now considered a definitive Titanic account for all who are interested. This edition has a new foreword by Julian Fellowes, and an introduction by Brian Lavery. Walter Lord was keenly interested in the Titanic disaster and for this book he spoke to over sixty people who survived the sinking.

The main reason I think why this has always been popular and in print is due to the way it is set out. Without going into loads of facts and figures and lots of technical terms, Lord kept the text concise and to the point. This book is more about how people reacted when they found that the liner they were upon was actually going to sink. In a way this is a snapshot of that infamous night and what happened. If you only read one book about the Titanic in many ways it is because of this structure of the text that will keep you interested.

Giving some insight into how people reacted and what actions were taken, or not taken this is of interest to those who want to know more about how things actually were on that fateful night, giving in effect a snapshot view. This book has two sections of illustrations and photos, as well as a passenger list for the Titanic.
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Very interesting book with lots of photographs and personal stories from survivors which are very moving. A very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An almost complete narrative.
This is a most accurate and intriguing story of the sinking. The writer has evidently researched a lot of available contemporary information. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Argyris Periferakis
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic and memorable
The only accurate memorial to the tragedy. Survivors stories and a sensitive handling of emotive material by a true enthusiast
Published 6 months ago by Judeth M Materna
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reading
My grandaughters project in school is about Titanic, she was delighted to read this information on this great sea vessel
Published 6 months ago by Mrs M Boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
I'm a titanic fanatic and have read many many books on the subject and this was the only one I had not read. Really good read and very interesting.
Published 7 months ago by T. Higgins
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Very happy with my choice of reading material so far. Not finished the book yet but what I have read to date is informative and has given me a good sense of what those dear souls... Read more
Published 8 months ago by LAMH
4.0 out of 5 stars See the film
Saw the film, Night to Remember (Kenneth More), long before I read the book and have to say I am more likely to replay my old VHS than read the book again. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DW
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
A truly excellent read. Difficult to put down, the reader was so engrossed in the story. For anyone interested in Titanic this must be rated as probably one of the best.
Published 12 months ago by Buccaneer
4.0 out of 5 stars detailed and informative
Well documented history with much detail. Easy to read and a shocking indictment of the ship builder. Very sad story altogether
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