Mr Walter Lord The Miracle of Dunkirk

ISBN 13: 9781433223747

The Miracle of Dunkirk

3.95 avg rating
( 2,542 ratings by Goodreads )
9781433223747: The Miracle of Dunkirk
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy.

In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear.

Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy, and in a week nearly the entire army was ferried safely back to England.

Based on interviews with hundreds of survivors and told by “a master narrator,” The Miracle of Dunkirk is a striking history of a week when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.).


"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


“Stirring . . . The difference between the Lord technique and that of any number of academic historians is the originality of his reportage.” —The New York Times
“Lively and interesting . . . A good tale, skillfully told . . . [The Miracle of Dunkirk] is the most complete and readable account yet to appear.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“Amazing and unexpected heroism . . . Well worth reading.” —Milwaukee Sentinel

About the Author:

Walter Lord (1917–2002) was an acclaimed and bestselling author of literary nonfiction best known for his gripping and meticulously researched accounts of watershed historical events. Born in Baltimore, Lord went to work for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. After the war’s end, Lord joined a New York advertising firm, and began writing nonfiction in his spare time. His first book was The Fremantle Diary (1954), a volume of Civil War diaries that became a surprising success. But it was Lord’s next book, A Night to Remember (1955), that made him famous. The bestseller caused a new flurry of interest in the Titanic and inspired the 1958 film of the same name. Lord went on to use the book’s interview-heavy format as a template for most of his following works, which included detailed reconstructions of the Pearl Harbor attack in Day of Infamy (1957), the battle of Midway in Incredible Victory (1967), and the integration of the University of Mississippi in The Past That Would Not Die (1965). In all, he published a dozen books.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781504047548: The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1504047540 ISBN 13:  9781504047548
Publisher: Open Road Media, 2017

9781504049115: The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

Open R..., 2017

9780670286300: The Miracle of Dunkirk

Viking, 1983

9781853266850: The Miracle of Dunkirk (Wordsworth Military Library)

Wordsw..., 1998

9780140050851: The Miracle of Dunkirk

Penguin, 1984

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Lord, Walter/ Cummings, Jeff (Narrator)
Published by Blackstone Audio Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 1433223740 ISBN 13: 9781433223747
New Quantity Available: 1
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2009. Audio CD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.00x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1433223740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds