Night Lives On

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HarperCollins, Feb 1, 1998 - History - 244 pages
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The most awesome ocean-going vessel the world had ever seen, the mightly TITANIC struck an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912, carrying more than 1500 souls--and uncountable secrets--to the icy bottom of the mid-Atlantic. Why did the crew steam full speed ahead into dangerous waters despite six wireless warnings? How able was the doomed behemoths superb seaman Captain Smith? Why did the nearby ship Californian ignore Titanics distress signals? How could such a disaster ever have occurred?

Author Walter Lords acclaimed classic A Night to Remember is considered the definitive written work on the TITANIC tragedy. And now he returns to the scene of chaos and horror to explore--and answer--the untold mysteries behind the twentieth centurys greatest catastrophe at sea.

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

An excellent book - very different from "A Night To Remember," but as valuable and as well-done. This book focuses more on the mechanics and technology of the disaster. Lord told the human side of the ... Read full review

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In the more than 70 years since its occurrence, the Titanic disaster has evolved into a modern legend. The 1985 discovery and filming of the submerged ship renewed interset in the catastrophe and ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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.

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