Quello di Walter Lord è il resoconto più fedele e toccante del disastro del secolo. A "Titanic. La vera storia" fanno infatti riferimento tutti i film e gli spettacoli che rievocano la notte del 14 aprile 1912, e le nove interminabili ore trascorse tra l'urto contro l'iceberg, alle 23,40, e le 8,50 della mattina, quando il transatlantico si inabissò per sempre. Quella tragedia continua a commuovere il mondo intero: delle 2207 persone a bordo di quella nave "inaffondabile", se ne salvarono solo 705. Intervistando i superstiti con la spregiudicatezza e lo scrupolo del grande giornalista, ricostruendo i fatti con la precisione dello storico, Lord racconta in presa diretta l'affondamento del "Titanic". Illustra i risvolti tecnici, chiarisce dubbi e misteri; e soprattutto dà la parola a chi ha vissuto quell'evento in prima persona.
- ISBN: 8811694655
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 192
“All the [lifeboats] together could carry 1178 people. On this Sunday night there were 2207 on board the Titanic. This mathematical discrepancy was known by none of the passengers and few of the crew, but most of them wouldn’t have cared anyhow. The Titanic was unsinkable. Everybody said so. When Mr Leggi tutto
Wow, I can see why this book is considered a classic in narrative nonfiction. In fact, I picked up this book because Nathaniel Philbrick, himself a master writer, told the New York Times that this was one of his favorite books of the genre. (The other nonfiction book he mentioned was Alfred Lansing' Leggi tutto
I think this is the last book I read before the onset of puberty. I was 12. It’s for sure it came from my Mom’s library, too… You see, back in 1962 the Township employed me as a Page there (do I hear muted whispers backstage, of Nepotism?) That was a fact of life in the big fat Police Village of City Leggi tutto
It is difficult to exist without knowing at least something about the Titanic. From just general fascination about a famous historical tragedy to pop culture interest around the late 90s film, you will be hard pressed to find someone who does not least have enough knowledge about the Titanic disaste Leggi tutto
James Cameron's vision of the Titanic decided that the most compelling and lucrative story would focus on two young lovers who had just met. Looking at the passenger manifest, where survivors are listed in italics and the dead are not, suggests how blandly offensive this vision is. It's hard to argu Leggi tutto
Today's cruise ships are basically floating cities. Able to carry more than 6000 people, the Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean Line) is 5 times the size of the Titanic. But back in its day, more than 100 years ago, the Titanic was a wonder. It took thousands of men more than 2 years to build her. T Leggi tutto
this is a very good book about the sinking of the titanic, probably the best and most accurate of the books written about the titanic disaster, a movie(a night to remember) was made from it, and it tells you what really happened instead of exaggerations, and lies, so it is without a doubt among the
A truely matter of fact account of the sinking of the Titanic, brilliantly told. It's interesting that although first published only about 40 years after the disaster people still had differnt memories of the events that happened. This version is an excellent unabridged audio CD, read by the ever re Leggi tutto
This is sort of the primary, classic book on the Titanic disaster. Published in 1955, it's short and smoothly written -- covering the viewpoints of a large cast and changing centers of perspective with ease. There have been four movies made about the Titanic in the sound era (there were several sile Leggi tutto
Lord delivers a riveting account of a tragedy that symbolized the end of an age. The Titanic , the grandest of luxury liners, heedlessly speeds forward into the night as the wealthy elite indulge. They meet their destiny in the elemental forces. The Titanic’s demise eerily foreshadows the profound ch Leggi tutto
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