The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic
Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember, Walter Lord revisits the TitanicYears after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic, the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians—“rivet counters,” they are called—puzzle over minute details of the ship’s last hours, a wealth of facts and myth have emerged. Revisiting the subject more than thirty years after his first study, Lord dives into this harrowing story, whose power to intrigue has only grown a century after the Titanic’s sinking. Was the ship really christened before setting sail on its maiden voyage? What song did the band play as water spilled over the ship’s bow? How did the ship’s wireless operators fail so badly, and why did the nearby Californian, just ten miles away when the Titanic struck the iceberg, not come to the rescue? Lord answers these questions and more, in a gripping investigation of the night when 1,500 victims were lost to the sea.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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