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Lord, Walter 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 200 works in 936 publications in 5 languages and 36,721 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: G530.T6, 940.542
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Walter Lord, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Walter Lord
A night to remember by Walter Lord ( Book )
154 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
Day of infamy by Walter Lord ( Book )
73 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,304 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 night lives on by Walter Lord ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 3,147 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 )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,918 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 )
32 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,792 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 )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,625 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 )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,473 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 )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,353 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 )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,191 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 )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 1,244 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 )
37 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 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
Peary to the pole by Walter Lord ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography for young people
Day of infamy by Walter Lord ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 440 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 Arthur James Lyon Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, on his three months in the southern states by Arthur James Lyon Fremantle ( )
4 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 147 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 ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 125 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 106 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 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonidas, the lion in the gateway, becomes symbolic of all the heroic Greeks who defied the Persian empire from 490-479 B.C. The battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae are retold in detail from the history written by Herodotus
Complete titanic chronicles by Walter Lord ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 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 voyage In 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
The night lives on by Walter Lord ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This companion volume to "A night to remember" sifts the myths and legends sorrounding the sinking of the 'Titanic' (steamship)
De laatste nacht op de Titanic by Walter Lord ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ronstructie van de historische scheepsramp in 1912 aan de hand van interviews met zestig overlevenden
 
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Alternative Names
Lord, Walter
Lords, Valters 1917-2002
Лорд, Уолтер 1917-2002
ロード, ウォルター
Languages
English (534)
French (2)
Urdu (1)
Chinese (1)
Dutch (1)
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