A Night to Remember (Paperback)
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 National Book Award winning author of "In the Heart of the Sea", "Revenge of the Whale", "Sea of Glory", and others. Philbrick has won numerous awards for his work, including the Massachusetts Book Award, the Albion-Monroe Award, and the New England Book Award; his book "Mayflower "was" "nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His book "The Last Stand "was named an ALA Notable Book and was the basis for a two-hour PBS American Experience film called "Custer s Last Stand". A graduate of Duke and Brown Universities, he currently lives in New England.
"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