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    • The Miracle of Dunkirk

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only 10 miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just 11 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sold On The Miracle Of Dunkirk

    • By Eve Grissom on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Night to Remember

    • The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    The Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, and 1,500 people died in the freezing waters as the ship met her watery grave. Spectacular in many ways, it's a story that has spurred legends and still sends shivers down the spine a century later. This minute-by-minute account of the sinking is based on over 20 years of research and offers amazing detail of that fateful night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent account.

    • By Robert A. Raymond on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • A Night to Remember

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The "unsinkable” Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French “sidewalk café,” private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices… but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board.

    Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of “the ship that God Himself couldn’t sink.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting story

    • By Tad Davis on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Night to Remember

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    She was called “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink,” yet on her maiden voyage, the ship Titanic brushed an iceberg and sank less than three hours later, carrying 1,503 men, women, and children to their death. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked that fateful night, author and historian Walter Lord paints a portrait of the last hours of the Titanic’s first and final voyage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Justin on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Incredible Victory

    • The Battle of Midway
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Day of Infamy

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The listener accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; and is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, and heroism of the final attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Story, Great Reading

    • By Chas on 12-07-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Good Years

    • 1900-1914
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Walter Lord, who combines a love of great events with a passion for the people who lived through them, brings to life the big moments of this era he calls The Good Years: 1900-1914. You can learn more about this special time in history with a course from The Teaching Company on The History of the United States: The Compromise of 1877 Through the 1920s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Book Spoiled by Poor Editing and Reading

    • By Frank on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $44.07