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A Night to Remember
A Night to Remember | Walter Lord
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Lords classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ships fateful last hoursAt first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the worlds most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls.In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of historys worst maritime accidents. As the ships deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. At 2:15 a.m. the ships band played Autumn. Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone.Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lords moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth centurys bleakest nights.
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Lizpixie
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#NFNov This was a detailed but very sympathetic account of the last night of Titanics existence. The class divide at the time definitely played a part in a lot of deaths, not as many as the movie portrayed but the difference in death tolls between classes is substantial. #TIL - there were more male 1st class passengers saved than women & children in 3rd class.🚢 #NonFiction2019 #SomethingWithTravel

Clwojick 9 pt 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a very interesting read! 3w
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Lizpixie
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Decided to go with this book next for #NFNov I‘ve been slightly obsessed with the Titanic since I was a child. My dad had this beautiful coffee table book about Great Ocean Liners. #TIL - 14yrs before the sinking, an author wrote a novel about a great liner called the Titan with similar dimensions to the real ship, he wrote about the lack of enough lifeboats, called it Unsinkable then had it hit an iceberg on an April night & sink. #premonitions

Crazeedi Wow, that's eerie.... 4w
JazzFeathers That's creepy. What's the title? I'd like to check it out. 4w
Lizpixie @JazzFeathers it was called Futility by Morgan Robertson. I don‘t know if it‘s still in print, it came out in 1898! 4w
Clwojick 1 pt. 3w
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Birdsong28
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The only book I can think of of owning that is related to a #disasters

#keeplitsyactive

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Can‘t beat one of the most famous disasters of them all. @Birdsong28 @ljuliel 4w
ljuliel Good one ! I was waiting to see if anyone would mention Titanic. 4w
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OriginalCyn620
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This book about the Titanic sounds good! 📚🚢
#ship #letstravelaugust

Crazeedi It sure does!! 4mo
brit91 Oh it does I so wanna read it!!😍📚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔📚💔 4mo
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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly This song always makes me think about The Titanic 🚢⚓️🌊 🎶I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no #whiteFlag above my door I'm in love and always will be 🎶

Megabooks Y‘all have gotten this song going through my head all day!! It‘s so catchy! 4mo
lele1432 Always loved this song lol. 4mo
Cinfhen I know!!!! 👂🏼🐛 @Megabooks @lele1432 🤘🏽🎶♥️ 4mo
Reviewsbylola Love that song! 4mo
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Kaila-ann
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A quick, informative read. I‘ve been fascinated by all things Titanic since I was in the 3rd grade.

So many little “what if‘s” that played into the tragedy of that night. Having fairly recently listened to The Midnight Watch by David Dyer, many of these facts felt very familiar but it was still a well written and interesting read.

I will definitely be passing this book on for others to enjoy. #bookcrossing

BethM Ive been similarly fascinated since childhood! 8mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt7 After reading both Dead Wake(about the Lusitania)& Indianapolis(the sinking in WWII)for #NonFiction2019 I got hooked on shipwrecks.And of course,the most famous shipwreck is Titanic,and this is the most famous book written about the tragedy. Usually first on lists of what to read about the sinking, I tracked down a 2ndhand copy on AbesBooks for $2. Conditions not as good as advertised, but for $2, if I like it I‘ll buy a new edition.

LeahBergen It‘s so good! 10mo
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LeahBergen
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This was the book that started off my minor Titanic obsession (many years ago 😄).

#SOS
#ABBAinAugust

rubyslippersreads I‘ve never seen this illustrated version. 🚢 1y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Oh oh! As a fellow obsessive, I think you need it! 😂😂 It‘s from 1976 and heavily, wonderfully illustrated with photos. 1y
Quirkybookworm Beautiful photo 1y
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ferskner Me too! 1y
Reviewsbylola I have an obsession with the Titanic too. This looks like an amazing edition. 1y
emilyhaldi So cool. I bet you have a whole shelf of Titanic books in that library!! 😍 1y
Mdargusch Such a good one! 1y
Cinfhen It‘s a topic worthy of obsessing over 💙💚 1y
Itchyfeetreader Yes mine too. I had a revised version full of great photos that I leant to someone and never got back. I can see it now - a pale blue hardback. What do you know? I am still quite angry about it! 1y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I just ordered a copy from ABE. 😊 #blameitonlitsy 1y
LeahBergen @Quirkybookworm Thank you! 🙂 1y
LeahBergen @ferskner 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola It‘s a good one. 👍🏻 1y
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Actually, I don‘t! I‘m always “culling the collection” 😆 and I only have a couple now. 1y
LeahBergen @Mdargusch Yes! 👍🏻 1y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I think so, too! 1y
LeahBergen @Itchyfeetreader Isn‘t that always the way? 😂 I‘m still miffed over a book I leant about 30 years ago and never got back. 1y
shawnmooney Do you know my family connection to the Titanic? 1y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney NO! Do tell! 1y
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euphemy
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Loving this book so far. It mentions so many passengers on the 🚢: so many that lived and those that didn't. It is like a narrative timeline.

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C.Perone
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Reading all the little misses (flares thought to be fireworks) that could have made this just another ship that sunk really brings home just how #tragic the sinking of the Titanic was😔

#ReadingResolutions Day16

Reviewsbylola I read this fairly recently. You‘re right, unbelievably tragic. 2y
C.Perone @Reviewsbylola If all those little and not so little ‘mishaps‘ didn‘t all happen at once, things would‘ve been so different that night 2y
Nute A tragedy made so much more tragic when you conclude that maybe things didn‘t have to end as they did. 2y
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C.Perone @Nute Exactly my point. Thank you for saying it coherently since I couldn‘t manage that 🤦‍♀️😁 2y
Nute 💜💜💜 2y
C.Perone @Nute 💕 2y
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PathfinderNicole
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Monday night reads! I‘ve been really into the story/history of the Titanic since I was 7 but have never actually read this. Definitely time to change this!

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Literary_Siren
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A superb author who brought the tragedy of the Titanic into a new light. I have read A Night to Remember but not The Night Lives On. An absolutely heartbreaking and bittersweet collection of interviews from survivors in a wonderfully written novel fashion. An absolute must read for anyone who is a history lover.

Literary_Siren You can get this deal for Kindle and Nook. 2y
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Eggs
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S- Slouching Towards Bethlehem
H- Home Place
E- Emmy & Oliver
R- River in Darkness
R- Ruby Holler
I- Ink and Bone
#booknames. @ScorpioBookDreams

Yours Em? @geodynamical

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FlowerFairy
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Lazy Sunday morning reading with this nut #anighttoremember #doggo

Booksnchill 🐾🐾❤️ 2y
TricksyTails 😂♥️🐶 So cute! 2y
Tanzy13 🐶 2y
tammysue ❤️🐶❤️ 2y
Updrifting 😍🐶💓 2y
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myers85
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#sizzlinsummerbooks #ocean

Whilst not the happiest of books for summer this is a fascinating insight into the events of that fateful night. I've read a few books on the Titanic but feel this is the best. Whilst some breakthroughs in how it sank have been discovered since its publication the book offers a fantastic account of how events unfolded while showing a sense of emotion, remembering amidst it all many real lives were lost that night.

CindyMyLifeIsLit I read this as a teenager and was mesmerized. I had learned about the Titanic in school, but that book really brought the magnitude of the tragedy home for me. 2y
myers85 I agree. Many writers have focused on facts and figures but I really felt a sense of emotion with this account. 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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This was a mixed bag for me. I appreciated that Lord was attempting to give a full account of the Titanic sinking. It's the most definitive book I've read on the tragedy, so not a book to miss if you're a titanic buff. I didn't like how Lord inserted his own thoughts and asides throughout the text and I also thought that it was a bit dry.

emilyhaldi Aw man, more dry non-fiction! Wah wahhhhh. Maybe dad would like! 2y
Debiw781 This was a book my grandmother owned and started my fascination with the Titanic. 2y
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