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Ƭ  Format Kindle A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic (The Titanic Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) store ხ Book By Walter Lord ᄭ Ƭ Format Kindle A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic (The Titanic Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) store ხ Book By Walter Lord ᄭ James Cameron s 1997 Titanic movie is a smash hit, but Walter Lord s 1955 classic remains in some ways unsurpassed Lord interviewed scores of Titanic passengers, fashioning a gripping you are there account of the ship s sinking that you can read in half the time it takes to see the film The book boasts many perfect movie moments not found in Cameron s film When the ship hits the berg, passengers see tiny splinters of ice in the air, fine as dust, that give off myriads of bright colors whenever caught in the glow of the deck lights Survivors saw dawn reflected off other icebergs in a rainbow of shades, depending on their angle toward the sun pink, mauve, white, deep blue a landscape so eerie, a little boy tells his mom, Oh, Muddie, look at the beautiful North Pole with no Santa Claus on it A Titanic funnel falls, almost hitting a lifeboat and consequently washing it 30 yards away from the wreck, saving all lives aboard One man calmly rides the vertical boat down as it sinks, steps into the sea, and doesn t even get his head wet while waiting to be successfully rescued On one side of the boat, almost no males are permitted in the lifeboats on the other, even a male Pekingese dog gets a seat Lord includes a crucial, tragically ironic drama Cameron couldn t fit into the film the failure of the nearby ship Californian to save all those aboard the sinking vessel because distress lights were misread as random flickering and the telegraph was an early wind up model that no one wound Lord s account is also smarter about the horrifying class structure of the disaster, which Cameron reduces to hollow Hollywood formula No children died in the First and Second Class decks 53 out of 76 children in steerage died According to the press, which regarded the lower class passengers as a small loss to society, The night was a magnificent confirmation of women and children first, yet somehow the loss rate was higher for Third Class children than First Class men As the ship sank, writes Lord, the poop deck, normally Third Class space was suddenly becoming attractive to all kinds of people Lord s logic is as cold as the Atlantic, and his bitter wit is quite dry.Lord s classic account of the last hours of the unsinkable ship, the Titanic, and the subsequent rescue of the survivors was originally published in 1955 Here, it is given a fine interpretation by reader Richard M Davidson Lord, working from survivors published accounts, interviews with survivors and their relatives, and contemporary news coverage, constructs a picture of the collision with the iceberg, the subsequent events, and the confluence of errors that likened the event to a classic Greek tragedy in which only 1500 of the total 2200 passengers and crew survived Davidson reads this engrossing story with a rich and expressive voice Although there is little opportunity for vocal characterization, Davidson excels in re creating the few conversations in addition to the remaining text Listeners will get caught up in this story of an unimaginable tragedy of yesterday that remains in our minds today Recommended for most history collections.Melody A Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, N.C.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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    • A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic (The Titanic Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition)
    • 3.1
    • 245
    • Format Kindle
    • 199 pages
    • Walter Lord
    • Anglais
    • 19 November 2016

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