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
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
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
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 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
Book on CD read by Walter Jarvis On April 15, 1912, the greatest ship to ever sail struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. This is a chronological tale of what the people aboard the Titanic recall of that night’s events. This is a re-read. I first read it before I joined either Shelfari or Leggi tutto
Because I'm cruel and evil, I'm going to ruin this book for you with a spoiler. The ship sinks, folks. What, you already knew that? You've heard the story before, once or twice, maybe? In fact, do you think the Titanic story is overblown in our culture? Are you tired of it? You can blame Walter Lord. Leggi tutto
When I was about 15, I was completely obsessed with the Titanic (yep, that's the year the movie came out!), and I brought every book I could find about it. And at the time, hyping up the movie, there was a lot of books available. A couple of years later, the obsession had faded and it wasn't until th Leggi tutto
If... If the Titanic had heeded any of the six ice messages on Sunday....if ice conditions had been normal...if the night had been rough or moonlit...if she had seen the berg 15 seconds sooner--or later...if she had hit the ice any other way...if her watertight bulkheads had been one deck higher...if Leggi tutto
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