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A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
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Apr 25, 2012

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This is probably the most factually accurate account of the sinking of the Titanic. So much of the events are shrouded in mystery that it's impossible to sort them from the facts. Walter Lord does an excellent job at doing just that. Although Lord's writing style may seem boring to readers, it did to me, it perhaps lends a certain gravitas to his words. The account lays bare tales of valour and honesty, of humility and pride displayed by the fine men and women on that fateful night. But it also exposes the class discrimination and social stigmas of the early 20th century. A fine read this is, once you get past the seemingly 'pointillistic style' (New York Herald Tribune) of writing.

Finally, I admit that one of the reasons why I read this book is because of this year being the hundredth anniversary of Titanic's sinking but I'm only glad I did.

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