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A Night to Remember

By Walter Lord
Bantam Books, 209 pp, 1955

One of the, if not the very, first books about the Titanic, Walter Lord's book stands as a classic. A gripping, minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, the book is more of an extended newspaper account. Lord stays out of the way and simply tells stories, based on his own research and interviews with survivors.

Don't have too much more to say about this one, since much of what's in here is common knowledge. But it's informative and wonderful reading nonetheless.

It's very dated, of course, and could use an update, but this is a fine introductory book about the Titanic.

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