Walter Lord





Walter Lord

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born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
October 08, 1917

died
March 19, 2002

gender
male

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About this author

Walter Lord was an American author, best known for his documentary-style non-fiction account, A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

In 2009, Jenny Lawrence edited and published The Way It Was: Walter Lord on His Life and Books.


Average rating: 4.01 · 13,558 ratings · 935 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
A Night to Remember
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Day of Infamy
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The Night Lives On
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 871 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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Incredible Victory: The Bat...
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Miracle of Dunkirk
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A Time to Stand
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The Dawn's Early Light
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Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers...
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The Good Years: From 1900 t...
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The Past That Would Not Die
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More books by Walter Lord…
“Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit - a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor - that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.”
Walter Lord, Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway

“Overriding everything else, the Titanic also marked the end of a general feeling of confidence.”
Walter Lord, A Night to Remember

“This was the era when gentlemen formally offered their services to "unprotected ladies" at the start of an Atlantic voyage.”
Walter Lord, A Night to Remember

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