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Korda, Michael 1933-

Overview
Works: 225 works in 956 publications in 22 languages and 32,035 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Legends  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Case studies  Biographical fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Recipient, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PS3561.O6566, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Korda
Ike : an American hero by Michael Korda( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 2,048 WorldCat member 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
Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,028 WorldCat member 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
Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader"--
Charmed lives : a family romance by Michael Korda( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nephew of flamboyant film tycoon Alexander Korda describes his success in the world of film, the fortunes he won and lost, the women he loved, the stars he created, his destructive impulses, and the lives of his two brothers, Zoltan and Vincent
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp. In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England?while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that inexorably led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. With Wings Like Eagles brings to vivid life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict?from Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Hermann G?ring to the ground crews, the German pilots, the American volunteers, and the courageous airmen and airwomen of the RAF
Queenie by Michael Korda( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member 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 fortune by Michael Korda( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member 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 )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two enormously successful actors share their romance both on-stage and offstage for twenty years
Worldly goods by Michael Korda( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in 9 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member 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
The immortals : a novel by Michael Korda( Book )

35 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Become the fabric of our national imagination, holding nothing back, revealing at last the missing element in three legendary lives, the one thing we have always wanted to know - the truth about Marilyn, Jack and Bobby
Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero by Michael Korda( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,211 WorldCat member 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
Power! : How to get it, how to use it by Michael Korda( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male chauvinism! How it works by Michael Korda( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Success! by Michael Korda( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How every man and woman can achieve success
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 )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the annual hardcover best seller lists from "The Bookman" and then "Publishers Weekly," examines twentieth-century American social, cultural, and historical trends through the lens of popular literature
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 527 WorldCat member 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
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history
Cat people by Margaret Korda( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With characteristic wit, self-effacing charm, and sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, they recount their lives as "cat people," beginning with Margaret's passion for cats (and Michael's reluctant midlife transformation into a cat person), and introduce readers to a hilarious assortment of people whose lives revolve -- often to an extraordinary degree -- around their cats, from Cleopatra, a transatlantic traveler who found happiness in Paris, to Wally, the epitome of feline dignity."--The publisher
Catnip : a love story by Michael Korda( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tack room while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. When Margaret received a cancer diagnosis, his drawings amused her during treatments. He used their cats as inspiration for the drawings, indulging in whatever fanciful endeavors their keeper conjured up. The result is a collection of magical pieces, filled with joy, that represent a year in the life of a couple in love with one another, and certainly with their cats. -- adapted from jacket
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth history of the Battle of Britain draws on the firsthand perspectives of pilots, ground crews, and commanders on both sides, and places the campaign against a backdrop of the political forces that shaped it
 
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Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of ArabiaCharmed lives : a family romanceWith wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of BritainQueenieThe fortuneCurtain : a novelWorldly goodsUlysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero
Alternative Names
Korda, Michael

Maiklas Korda

Michael Korda britischer Schriftsteller und Verleger

Michael Korda Brits schrijver

Michael Korda écrivain britannique

Michael Korda escriptor britànic

Michael Korda escritor británico

Корда, Майкл 1933-

Майкл Корда

קורדה, מייקל

مايكل كوردا كاتب بريطاني

코다, 마이클 1933-

コーダ, マイケル

コルダ, マイケル

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