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Walter Lord (1917–2002)

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Walter Lord is the author of several best-selling works of history, including "A Night to Remember", the recreation of the sinking of the Titanic. He lives in New York City. (Publisher Provided) John Walter Lord, Jr. (October 8, 1917- May 19, 2002), was an American author, best known for his vis mere documentary-style non-fiction account A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland; he attended Princeton University and alo earned a law degree from Yale Law School. Lord wrote 11 bestselling books on such subjects as Pearl Harbor (Day of Infamy, 1957), the Battle of Midway (Incredible Victory, 1967), the Battle of the Alamo (A Time to Stand, 1961). He is perhaps best known for his classic work about the crash of the Titanic, A Night to Remember (1955). Lord died at age 84 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He resided in Manhattan, New York. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Walter Lord, Walter J. Lord, 華特.勞德

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Three Months in the Southern States (1954) — Redaktør — 275 eksemplarer
The Only Way to Cross (1972) — Forord — 200 eksemplarer
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Bidragyder — 178 eksemplarer
The Saturday evening post book of the sea and ships (1978) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer

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The United States seemed on the point of collapse. With the British blockade strangling her trade, the economy of the young nation was in ruins, and no w Washington itself lay at the mercay of an inva ding English army. But there was a turning point and..
Mary_Charlotte | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 12, 2023 |
This book is a well-researched and detailed accounting of the sinking of the Titanic. It's truly a history book and not necessarily designed for entertainment per se. It was definitely worthwhile reading. Of course, after seeing the super dramatic movie, the book reads a bit flat by comparison. It's not like a lot of the narrative non-fiction published today that completely brings the situation back to life. Check out The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder as a point of comparison. I will say there were so many different people referenced that it did make it a bit challenging to follow, but on the flip side all the various acts of heroism were duly noted for the historical record, and that seems like a very worthy endeavor.… (mere)
Anita_Pomerantz | 62 andre anmeldelser | Apr 19, 2023 |
OK book about Midway battle at sea during WW II. Not exactly sure when I read it.
kslade | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
Very interesting Titanic account. Not sure about the date I read it.
kslade | 62 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |



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