An incredibly easy reading and an amazingly detailed report on that awful night. Despite this book being now ove 50 years old, the author describes facts and details with a style as fresh as any contemporary reporter. Not a name is forgotten and every single event is linked to the others in a massive jigsaw offering us as a full view of those few hours as possible.
Suspence increases as the ship goes down, til the very unfatomable, well known epilogue.
The ultimate book on a overwritten subject. Wonderful reporting, honest, unsentimental, truthful. The joy was in the details. Unforgettable images. It mast have smart the writer to have the same last name of the captain of the ship who omitted help that could have saved hundreds....Continua