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    • Incredible Victory

    • The Battle of Midway
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By Jim Walters on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    • Lonely Vigil

    • Coastwatchers of the Solomons
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    From the best-selling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands' highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Time to Stand

    • The Epic of the Alamo
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison, fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans. Through the years, the garrison's heroic stand has become so clothed in folklore and romance that the truth has nearly been lost. In A Time to Stand, Walter Lord rediscovers and recreates the whole fascinating story.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Day of Infamy

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • The Dawn's Early Light

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At the dawn of the 19th century, the great powers of Western Europe treated the United States like a disobedient child. America's complaints were ignored, until President James Madison declared a second war on Great Britain. British forces would descend on the United States, but America rallied and survived. With stunning detail on land and naval battles, the role Native Americans played in the hostilities, and the larger backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of the turning points of this strange conflict, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner".

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Good Years

    • 1900-1914
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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