Korda, Michael 1933-
Most widely held works about Michael Korda
Most widely held works by Michael Korda
Ike : an American hero by Michael Korda ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,882 libraries worldwide
This biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower places particular emphasis on his brilliant generalship and leadership in World War II, and provides, with the advantage of hindsight, a far more acute analysis of his character and personality than any previously available, reaching the conclusion that he was perhaps America's greatest general and one of America's best presidents. The book starts with the story of D-Day--it was Ike's plan, Ike's decision, Ike's responsibility. But there is more to this book than military history. It is a full biography of a remarkable man, a late starter, a perfectionist, a brilliant leader of men, behind whose easy-going, affable persona was a very different man, fiercely ambitious, hot-tempered, shrewd, and tightly wound. It is as well the portrait of a tumultuous and often difficult marriage, for Mamie was every bit as stubborn and forceful as her husband.--From publisher description.
Charmed lives : a family romance by Michael Korda ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,868 libraries worldwide
The fortune by Michael Korda ( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 10 languages and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
Alexa, a beautiful young woman falls in love with an older man, Arthur Bannerman, head of America's richest family.
Curtain : a novel by Michael Korda ( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
Two enormously successful actors share their romance both on-stage and offstage for twenty years.
Worldly goods by Michael Korda ( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
The story of a cold, powerful, world-famous millionaire whose only goal is to find a way to get revenge on his uncle and cousin for the death of his parents at the hands of the Nazis.
Queenie by Michael Korda ( Book )
47 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 14 languages and held by 1,663 libraries worldwide
A novel about a half-caste Indian girl who schemes to get to England where she uses her beauty to attract and marry a Hollywood producer--realizing only later the price she must pay for her success.
The immortals : a novel by Michael Korda ( Book )
34 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,661 libraries worldwide
Jack Kennedy - the American hero. Marilyn Monroe - the love goddess. Their affair has been whispered about for thirty years. Now, at last, the story we have only been able to imagine is brought to vibrant, stunning life - a passionate, tragic romance played out against a background of deadly intrigue, power politics, and Hollywood glamour on a grand scale. Only Michael Korda, best-selling author of Queenie and The Fortune could so convincingly portray characters already.
Man to man : surviving prostate cancer by Michael Korda ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
In this frank, informative, and above all, hopeful book, Michael Korda--the editor in chief of Simon and Schuster, as well as the author of the acclaimed book about his family, Charmed Lives--gives readers an his intensely intimate and personal account of his encounter with and triumph over prostate cancer.
Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Michael Korda's brilliant work of history takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force-often no more than nine hundred on any given day-stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp. Korda re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England, and at the same time-perhaps for the first time-traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that led inexorably to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. Korda deftly interweaves the critical strands of the story-the invention of radar (the most important of Britain's military secrets); the developments by such visionary aircraft designers as R.J. Mitchell, Sidney Camm, and Willy Messerschmitt of the revolutionary, all-metal, high-speed monoplane fighters the British Spitfire and Hurricane and the German Bf 109; the rise of the theory of air bombing as the decisive weapon of modern warfare and the prevailing belief that "the bomber will always get through" (in the words of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin). As Nazi Germany rearmed swiftly after 1933, building up its bomber force, only one man, the central figure of Korda's book, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, the eccentric, infuriating, obstinate, difficult, and astonishingly foresighted creator and leader of RAF Fighter Command, did not believe that the bomber would always get through and was determined to provide Britain with a weapon few people wanted to believe was needed or even possible. Dowding persevered-despite opposition, shortage of funding, and bureaucratic infighting-to perfect the British fighter force just in time to meet and defeat the German onslaught. Korda brings to life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict, from such major historical figures as Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Herman Goring (and his disputatious and bitterly feuding generals) to the British and German pilots, the American airmen who joined the RAF just in time for the Battle of Britain, the young airwomen of the RAF, the ground crews who refueled and rearmed the fighters in the middle of heavy German raids, and such heroic figures as Douglas Bader, Josef Frantisek, and the Luftwaffe aces Adolf Galland and his archrival Werner Molders. Winston Churchill memorably said about the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Here is the story of "the few," and how they prevailed against the odds, deprived Hitler of victory, and saved the world during three epic months in 1940.
Power! : How to get it, how to use it by Michael Korda ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Another life : a memoir of other people by Michael Korda ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
The editor of Simon & Schuster recalls the greats of the publishing industry and famous writers, politicians, and actors he has encountered.
Male chauvinism! How it works by Michael Korda ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Country matters : the pleasures and tribulations of moving from a big city to an old country farmhouse by Michael Korda ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
A humorous memoir of big city angst and big life decisions chronicles one couple's journey from a Manhattan townhouse to an eighteenth-century Dutchess County farmhouse.
Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero by Michael Korda ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Challenges opinions about the Civil War general's presidency, explaining how Grant enabled the country to achieve a sense of post-war calm and applied constructive political strategies in favor of less effective occupation tactics.
Making the list : a cultural history of the American bestseller, 1900-1999 : as seen through the annual bestseller lists of Publishers weekly by Michael Korda ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
En kronologisk fortegnelse over det 20. århundredes best sellerlister i Bookman og Publishers Weekly og et forsøg på at skildre den historiske, sociale og forlagsmæssige baggrund.
Success by Michael Korda ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 848 libraries worldwide
How every man and woman can achieve success.
Journey to a revolution : a personal memoir and history of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Michael Korda ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
[In this volume, the author] is recalling the brutal reality of the Hungarian Revolution, as well as his own unlikely adventures as an eyewitness.... The year 1956 was the pre-eminent postwar year of high ideals and how cunning, when nascent hopes of political freedom in Hungary were crushed by Soviet deception and then military might. While the eyes of the rest of the world were on Egypt during the Suez crisis, [the author] and three friends went on a perilous adventures to strife-torn but defiant Budapest that was straight out of the pages of John Buchan. [The volume is a] part memoir, part history, part spy story, [and] part rite of passage. -Dust jacket.
Horse people : scenes from the riding life ; illustrations by the author by Michael Korda ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
A sociological and historical study of humanity's relationship with horses considers how horses have been used and befriended throughout history.
Horse housekeeping : everything you need to know to keep a horse at home by Margaret Korda ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
An accessible reference guide based on the authors' twenty-five years of experience with keeping horses at home covers a wide range of topics from barn design and fencing to property maintenance and equine care, in a resource complemented by personal stories.
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