'Joughin casually tightened his lifebelt. Then he glanced at his watch - it said 2.15. As an afterthought, he took it off and stuck it into his hip pocket. He was beginning to puzzle over his position when he felt the stern dropping under his feet - it was like taking an elevator. As the sea closed over the stern, Joughin stepped off into the water.'
On 14th April 1912, just before midnight on a clear moonless sea, the White Star Line's massive cruise liner struck an iceberg. She sank within hours. Of 2,200 passengers and crew, only 700 survived.
Walter Lord's definitive account of the Titanic's voyage, wreck and aftermath is a classic of investigation, based on the testimony of survivors. A Night To Remember became the source for countless films, novels and plays - and it has never been bettered.
'I've never come across a book to rival a night to remember.' Julian Fellows creator of Downton Abbey and Titanic
'Stunning, incomparably the best on its subject' The New York Times