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Day of infamy
Lord, Walter, 1917-2002.
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Publication Information:
Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio Books, [1995, c1957]

℗1995, ©1957
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6 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc.
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Audiobook on CD


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D767.92 .L6 1995D Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. In brilliant detail Walter Lord traces the human drama of the great attack: the spies behind it; the Japanese pilots; the crews on the stricken warships; the men at the airfields and the bases; the Japanese pilot who captured an island single-handedly when he could not get back to his carrier; the generals, the sailors, the housewives, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, numbness, and magnificent courage. In compiling his masterpiece, Lord traveled over fourteen thousand miles and spoke or corresponded with over five hundred individuals on both sides who were there, creating the best account we have of one of the epic events in American history.

Author Notes

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 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)

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Library Journal Review

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that precipitated U.S. involvement in World War II is described here by the participants themselves. Author Lord performed an enormous amount of research, some of which is described at the recording's end, and spent considerable time locating and interviewing survivors from both sides of the battle. Tom Parker gives an excellent reading of the text. His narration is paced to the rapid sequence of events, uncertainty, confusion, and suspense experienced by those caught in the great battle. The listener who is not a student of the battle will be carried along by both the astonishing acts of courage and the incredible instances of denial that persisted even while the attack was underway! Recommended for all history collections, wherein it can be enjoyed by folks of all ages.‘Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.