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Walter Lord
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A Night to Remember is a 1955 non-fiction book by Walter Lord that depicts the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. The book was hugely successful, and is still considered a definitive resource about the Titanic. Lord interviewed 63 survivors of the disaster as well as drawing on books, memoirs, and articles that they had written. In 1986, Lord authored his follow-up book, The Night Lives On, following renewed interest in the story after the wreck of the Titanic was discovered by Robert Ballard.

With a Foreword by Julian Fellowes and an Introduction by Brian Lavery. Absolutely gripping and unputdownable’. David McCullough, Pulitzer prize-winning author. Walter Lord singlehandedly revived interest in the Titani. n electrifying book’. John Maxtone-Graham, maritime historian and author. A Night to Remember was a new kind of narrative history – quick, episodic, unsolemn. Its immense success inspired a film of the same name three years later’.

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David McCullough, Pulitzer prize-winning author ‘Walter Lord singlehandedly revived interest in the Titani. n electrifying book. Читать онлайн A Night to Remember. With a Foreword by Julian Fellowes and an Introduction by Brian Lavery.

Walter Lord, narrative historian who wrote A Night to Remember, about Titanic sinking, dies at age 84; photo (M. 'His 'Night to Remember' was the first nonfiction book that I ever read that left me spellbound, and I was in high school at the time

Walter Lord, narrative historian who wrote A Night to Remember, about Titanic sinking, dies at age 84; photo (M. 'His 'Night to Remember' was the first nonfiction book that I ever read that left me spellbound, and I was in high school at the time. Later when I came to New York and was trying to become an author, I took 'A Night to Remember' and studied it and tried to understand its architecture.

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ury's bleakest nights. It was adapted for the screen in the classic 1958 British "A Night to Remember.

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She was the world's biggest-ever ship.  A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the Titantic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time.  Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the "unsinkable" Titantic raced across the glassy Atlantic on her maiden voyage, with only twenty lifeboats for 2,207 passengers.  A Night To Remember is the gut-wrenching, minute-by minute account of her fatal collision with an iceberg and how the resulting tragedy brought out the best and worst in human nature.  Some gave their lives for others, some fought like animals for survival.  Wives beseeched husbands to join them in the boats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped belowdecks. Sought help in vain.A Night To RememberFrom the first distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, here is the legendary disaster relived by the few who survived and can never forget the many who did not.
  • Andromathris
This is a well-written, short, honest, and to-the-point recounting of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. It was written long enough ago for Walter Lord to interview a decent sample of survivors' accounts directly from informants and not from sensational newspaper reports of the period. There's just enough technical detail about the engines and structure of the ship to satisfy an ordinary reader, if not a marine engineer. An appendix fills in even more detail and statistics.

The book is, how should I put this?, "polite." Nobody is blamed or demeaned openly, with only one or two exceptions, and those only by implication. Bruce Ismay, one of the executives of the White Star Line, was evidently a big pain in the ass. A couple of myths are done away with.

Almost as interesting as the disaster itself, in which some 1500 people died, is Lord's description of the customs of the time regarding social class. "Women and children first." Correct, except that the highest percentage of women and children saved were from first class, the next highest percentage from second class, and the least from third class passengers in steerage who were mostly poor immigrants. Everyone cares about the unsinkable Molly Brown but nobody hears about a hypothetical Paddy O'Reilly who made a living digging clods of peat out of the bogs and hardly had a shoe to his foot.

The calamity has been committed to celluloid several times, including a German version from the 1940s in which the hero is a German. The first well-known rendering, from the early 50s, stars Kenneth Moore as Second Officer Lightoller as the rational and efficient central figure. He wasn't as compassionate in real life, according to Lord's version. He interpreted "women and children first" as "women and children only",. so some boats were lowered with spaces left over.

It's a good film, though, and sticks most closely to Lord's book. Another film, the Hollywood "Titanic", appeared about the same time, as much a disaster as the actual sinking. Avoid it. Cameron's smash movie, the most recent "Titanic," is the most expensive and splashy, so to speak. Those are its only redeeming features.

Read this book instead.
  • Punind
At the time it was written this book was heralded as an instant class and considered to be the definitive account of that tragic night. Given that it was written in the 1950's, it is clear why it was so highly regarded. Mr. Lord was able to interview numerous survivors, a luxury that modern day historians don't have. Of course, much has been learned about that night since this book was published. Additionally, the films and documentaries have captured the imagination of many and, it is likely, most who read this book will already have a good grasp of what actually happened. That all having been said, I found it to be a riveting account that seemingly went minute-by-minute. Equally as interesting are some of the characters whose antics are described in the book. For anyone who has at least a mild interest in the Titanic, this book is well worth reading.
  • Arashilkis
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is an easy read. It manages to give the reader an omniscient view of what was happening across the ship throughout the night and next day. It is well noted in other Titanic books that Mr. Lord has done extensive research and I particularly enjoyed knowing that it was a factual work with no romanticizing or writer assumption/opinions inserted. Now I want to watch the movie "A Night to Remember" again and read his other book "The Night Lives On." If you like this book and are interested in the lives of individual passengers and crew I recommend "Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Lives of Those Who Survived" as well as the website:
  • Ndyardin
This 1955 book is still the one to read for a factual account of what happened to the TITANIC that fateful night. No romance, just facts well told. Went on to become a 1958 film of the same name, which I'd advocate is still the best movie about the disaster.

While some aspects of the doomed liner's design, manufacture and demise are known to us that were not known to author Lord, lately the "revelations" have tended toward conspiracy theories and relative minutiae such as criticizing the quality of the rivets that held Titanic together. A Night to Remember is the place to start; it's pleasantly readable and very, very informative. You might find it's the only Titanic book you really need. I think high schoolers could benefit from it, too.
  • Zeli
Many factual books have been written about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, and many more (historical fiction) have centered around the Titanic or its passengers. "A Night to Remember", first published in 1955, is as true an account of the sinking of the Titanic as any ever written.

The book is based on newspaper articles written prior to and after the tragedy. Also, the author interviewed the survivors still living in the early 1950's, prior to publishing this book.

The writing is straightforward. There are no conversations "recreated" by the author, nor does he embellish things for dramatic effect. This book is the retelling of the tragedy from those who were there. There are conflicting stories because, as is true with eye witness accounts, everyone sees and interprets things through their own lenses.

The style of writing is dry. However, the magnitude of the tragedy was so large, and the continuing fascination so great, that this book is well worth reading. Over 2,000 passengers were on the Titanic on its maiden voyage. Seven hundred survived.

Four Stars.