WorldCat Identities

Lord, Walter 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 158 works in 879 publications in 14 languages and 35,498 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Historical films  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: G530.T6, 940.542
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Lord
A night to remember by Walter Lord( Book )

196 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 7,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
Day of infamy by Walter Lord( Book )

88 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack. The author traces in detail the human drama of the great attack: the spies behind it; the Japanese pilots; the crews on the stricken warships; the men at the airfields and on the bases; the generals, the sailors, the housewives, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, numbness, and courage. -- From back cover
The night lives on by Walter Lord( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,798 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 dawn's early light by Walter Lord( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The climactic shaping of "the land of the free" during the hazardous events of 1814 in Washington, Baltimore, and London
The good years : from 1900 to the First World War by Walter Lord( Book )

39 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,578 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 )

59 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,497 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
The miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rescue of 338,000 Allied troops from the French coast near Dunkirk during World War II
Lonely vigil : coastwatchers of the Solomons by Walter Lord( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,167 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
A time to stand by Walter Lord( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative recounting of the battle at the Alamo including an attempt to dispel the popular myths
The past that would not die by Walter Lord( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord's history of the 1962 Ole Miss riots, sparked by one man's heroic stance against segregation in the American South. On September 30, 1962, James H. Meredith matriculated at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. An air force veteran with sixty hours of transfer credits, Meredith would have been welcomed were it not for the color of his skin. As the first African-American student to register at a previously segregated school, however, he risked his life. The Supreme Court had determined that Oxford's university must desegregate, and several hundred federal marshals came to support Meredith. It would not be enough. As President Kennedy called for peace, a riot exploded in Oxford. By eleven o'clock that night, the marshals were out of tear gas. By midnight, the highway patrol had pulled out, gunfire was spreading, and Kennedy was forced to send in the army. In this definitive history, Walter Lord argues that the riot was not an isolated incident, but a manifestation of racial hatred that was wrapped up in the state's identity, stretching all the way back to the Civil War
A night to remember by Walter Lord( Recording )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 798 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
Day of infamy by Walter Lord( Recording )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 416 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
Peary to the pole by Walter Lord( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography for young people
A night to remember : the classic account of the final hours of the Titanic by Walter Lord( Recording )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1956 and born of 20 years' research, this account of the voyage of the Titanic-- and its aftermath-- is a classic of detailed investigation
The miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 165 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
Majesty at sea : the four-stackers by John H Shaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lion in the gateway : the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story about how the Greeks defied the Persians at Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae, and pulled victory out of defeat
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 )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 82 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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s most savage conflicts
The night lives on by Walter Lord( Recording )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion volume to "A night to remember" sifts the myths and legends sorrounding the sinking of the 'Titanic' (steamship)
A Night to Remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic depiction of the tragedy of the sinking of the cruise ship Titanic, in which 1500 people died
 
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Alternative Names
Lord, Walter

Lords, Valters 1917-2002

Walter Lord Amerikaans historicus (1917-2002)

Walter Lord US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

Лорд, Уолтер

Лорд, Уолтер 1917-2002

로오드, 월터 1917-2002‏

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Day of infamyThe night lives onThe dawn's early lightThe good years : from 1900 to the First World WarIncredible victoryThe miracle of DunkirkLonely vigil : coastwatchers of the SolomonsA time to stand