A Night to Remember Author:Walter Lord "This is the story of the 'unsinkable' Titanic. She was four city blocks long, with the laterst, most ingenious safety devices; a French 'side-walk cafe,' private promenade decks--but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board..."
The sad but true disaster story told in a very compelling manner. I couldn't put this book down. it was very Interesting to see the details from different survivors... the famous and not so famous passengers the captain, the stewards and the telegraph operator.
The story also includes the appropriate and inappropriate reactions on neighboring ships. The nearest ship, within eyesight of the sinking Titanic, misinterpreted the Emergency Flares and went about it's business ... while a ship further away got the message, and turned off all supplemental heat and electricity in order to speed to the scene at top speed.