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Lord, Walter 1917-2002

Works: 279 works in 1,321 publications in 15 languages and 36,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Historical films  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: G530.T6, 910.45
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Lord
A night to remember by Walter Lord( Book )

299 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 7,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. The book was hugely successful, and is still considered a definitive resource about the Titanic. Lord interviewed 63 survivors of the disaster as well as drawing on books, memoirs, and articles that they had written. In 1986, Lord authored his follow-up book, The Night Lives On, following renewed interest in the story after the wreck of the Titanic was discovered by Robert Ballard.--Wikipedia
Day of infamy by Walter Lord( Book )

70 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack
The miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rescue of 338,000 Allied troops from the French coast near Dunkirk during World War II
The dawn's early light by Walter Lord( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The climactic shaping of 'the land of the free' during the hazardous events of 1814 in Washington, Baltimore, and London"--Dust jacket
The night lives on by Walter Lord( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The most awesome ocean-going vessel the world had ever seen, the mighty TITANIC struck an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912, carrying more than 1500 souls-and uncountable secrets-to the icy bottom of the mid-Atlantic. Why did the crew steam full speed ahead into dangerous waters despite six wireless warnings? How able was the doomed behemoth's superb seaman Captain Smith? Why did the nearby ship Californian ignore Titanic's distress signals? How could such a disaster ever have occurred? Author Walter Lord's acclaimed classic A Night to Remember is considered the definitive written work on the TITANIC tragedy. And now he returns to the scene of chaos and horror to explore-and answer-the untold mysteries behind the twentieth century's greatest catastrophe at sea
The good years : from 1900 to the First World War by Walter Lord( Book )

48 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is about the years from the turn of the century to the First World War, when for a span of time that was never going to end Americans enjoyed the best of all possible worlds
Incredible victory by Walter Lord( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial World War II Battle of Midway is stirringly re-created from both the American and Japanese points of view
A time to stand by Walter Lord( Book )

37 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a documented account of the heroic stand taken by the small Texan garrison at the Alamo. The records point out the many kinds of men who came in answer to a call for help
Lonely vigil : coastwatchers of the Solomons by Walter Lord( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the lives and experiences of the Coastwatchers of the Solomons, who operated behind Japanese lines during World War II, supplying vital information to the Allies and rescuing downed flyers and survivors of ships that had been sunk
The past that would not die by Walter Lord( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the civil rights' riot that erupted when Negro James H. Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi in 1962. The author has interviewed leading state personalities from Governor Ross Barnett to the late Medgar Evers and has delved into the past to discover how this situation developed, how the Negro saw his position and how Washington dealt with the crisis
A night to remember by Walter Lord( Recording )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this novel was first published in 1955, it generated a fascination with the sinking of the Titanic, that has lasted for years. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked fateful night, distinguished author and historian Walter Lord pains a vivid portrait of the last hours of the Titanic's first and final voyage
The only way to cross by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peary to the pole by Walter Lord( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography for young people
Day of infamy by Walter Lord( Recording )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack
The Fremantle diary : being the journal of Lieutenant Colonel James Arthur Lyon Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, on his three months in the Southern States by Arthur James Lyon Fremantle( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating diary of English colonel James Fremantle, who spent three months behind Confederate lines at the height of the American Civil WarThree hours after stepping onto American soil, James Fremantle saw his first corpse: that of a bandit lynched for taunting Confederate officers. But Fremantle was not shocked by this grisly introduction to the Civil War. On leave from Her Majesty's army, the Colonel had come to tour the fight, and see firsthand the gallant Southerners about whom he had read. In the next three months, he witnessed some of the most monumental moments of the entire war. Starting on the war's western fringe, Fremantle worked his way east, arriving on the Confederate lines in time for Gettysburg, which he watched with a telescope in a tree outside the tent of General Hood. Along the way he met Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, and nearly every other Confederate leader at the time. Including an insightful introduction and notes by bestselling author Walter Lord, The Fremantle Diary is an elegant memoir and intimate portrait of one of the nation's most savage conflicts
The miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord( )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only ten miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just eleven days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews with survivors of all nations who fought among the sand dunes of northern France
Complete titanic chronicles by Walter Lord( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of the sinking of the Titanic, told by Walter Lord in two acclaimed and riveting chronicles of the ship's doomed maiden voyageIn just two hours and forty minutes, 1,500 souls were lost at sea when the RMS Titanic succumbed to the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, A Night to Remember tells the story of that fateful night, offering a meticulous and engrossing look at one of the twentieth century's most infamous disasters. In The Night Lives On, Lord revisits the unsinkable ship, diving into the multitude of theories-both factual and fanciful-about the Titanic's last hours. Was the ship really christened before setting sail on its maiden voyage? How did its wireless operators fail so badly, and why did the nearby Californian, just ten miles away when the Titanic struck the iceberg, not come to the rescue? Together for the first time, Lord's classic bestseller A Night to Remember and his subsequent study The Night Lives On offer remarkable insight into the maritime catastrophe that continues to fascinate and horrify a full century later
Lonely vigil by Walter Lord( )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands' highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions, holding their own positions even when enemy troops swarmed all around. They were Australian-born but Solomon-raised, and adept at survival in the unforgiving jungle environment. Through daring and insight, they stayed one step ahead of the Japanese, often sacrificing themselves to give advance warning of an attack. In Lonely Vigil, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk, tells of the survivors of the campaign and what they risked to win the war in the Pacific
The World War II Collection : the Miracle of Dunkirk, Day of Infamy, and Incredible Victory by Walter Lord( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling accounts of three decisive events of WWII: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, and the miraculous evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to the beach at Dunkirk. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy. The Miracle of Dunkirk is a striking history of a week when the fate of Britain'and the World'hung in the balance. On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. But because their code breakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. In Incredible Victory, Walter Lord recounts two days of savage battle, during which a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II. December 7, 1941, began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. But as Japan's deadly torpedoes suddenly rained down on the Pacific fleet, soldiers, generals, and civilians alike felt shock, then fear, and then rage. From the chaos, a thousand personal stories of courage emerged. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord's Day of Infamy recounts the many tales of heroism and tragedy of those who experienced the attack firsthand. These three acclaimed war chronicles showcase Walter Lord at the top of his game as a narrative nonfiction master
A time to stand : the epic of the alamo by Walter Lord( )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Day of infamy
Day of infamyThe miracle of DunkirkThe dawn's early lightThe night lives onThe good years : from 1900 to the First World WarIncredible victoryA time to standLonely vigil : coastwatchers of the Solomons
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John Walter Lord Jr 1917-2002

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