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Korda, Michael 1933-

Works: 157 works in 678 publications in 16 languages and 32,086 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Legends  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Anecdotes  Case studies  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PS3561.O6566, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Korda
Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,838 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
The fortune by Michael Korda( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexa, a beautiful young woman falls in love with an older man, Arthur Bannerman, head of America's richest family
Charmed lives : a family romance by Michael Korda( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author writes about his famous uncle, Sir Alexander Korda, the film director, and the fabulous world that surrounded him and his brothers
Queenie by Michael Korda( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,722 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
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,711 WorldCat member 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
Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,617 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"--
Worldly goods by Michael Korda( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 1,601 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
Power! : How to get it, how to use it by Michael Korda( Book )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero by Michael Korda( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,155 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
Male chauvinism! How it works by Michael Korda( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Success! by Michael Korda( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 776 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 772 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
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 575 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
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 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Horse Housekeeping, Margaret and Michael Korda (she is a successful novice- and training-level eventer and he is the author of Horse People) provide everything you need to know to set up a barn of your own and care for your horse (or horses) at home. Authoritative, inspirational, highly accessible, full of common sense and down-to-earth advice, all of it based on twenty-five years of experience, the Kordas' book is a basic resource for anybody who wants to keep horses in a safe, content, healthy, and cost-effective way at home, from detailed lists of things you need to have on hand to the basic (and not so basic) dos and don'ts of horse care. Divided into such useful chapters as "Fencing and Paddocks," "The Barn Routine," "The Care of the Horse," "People," "Feeding and Caring for the Horse," "Tack," "Horse Clothing," "Equipment," and "Care for the Aging Horse," it is helpfully illustrated and written in a voice that is at once informative, supportive, and full of funny (and not so funny) stories about horse housekeeping. The Kordas offer a unique and reliable guide to horse care that not only will be invaluable to beginner and experienced horse owners alike, but also is astonishingly readable. They take you through the steps of deciding if having a horse barn is practical for you, including helpful suggestions on space-saving barn designs, creating pastures, building fences, sample exercise routines, the right feed, the basics of horse health care, and the equipment needed for both horse care and property maintenance. This detailed, user-friendly compendium of down-home wisdom, entertaining stories, and straightforward horse sense will help you to set up a barn the right way, so you will have time to actually ride your horse."--Publisher's website
Cat people by Margaret Korda( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 530 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
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 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
Journey to a revolution : a personal memoir and history of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Michael Korda( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against their country's Communist party and the Soviet occupation forces in the wake of Stalin's death demonstrated to the world at large the failure of Communism. In full view of the Western media--and therefore the world--the Russians were obliged to use force on a vast scale to subdue armed students, factory workers, and intellectuals in the streets of a major European capital. In October 1956, Michael Korda and three fellow Oxford undergraduates traveled to Budapest in a beat-up Volkswagen to bring badly needed medicine to the hospitals--and to participate, at street level, in one of the great battles of the postwar era. Journey to a Revolution is at once history and a compelling memoir--the author's riveting account of the course of the revolution, from its heroic beginnings to the sad martyrdom of its end."--Publisher's website
Another life : a memoir of other people by Michael Korda( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor of Simon & Schuster recalls the greats of the publishing industry and famous writers, politicians, and actors he has encountered
Horse people : scenes from the riding life ; illustrations by the author. by Michael Korda( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Michael Korda's <Horse People</ is the story -- sometimes hilariously funny, sometimes sad and moving, always shrewdly observed -- of a lifetime love affair with horses, and of the bonds that have linked humans with horses for more than ten thousand years. It is filled with intimate portraits of the kind of people, rich or poor, Eastern or Western, famous or humble, whose lives continue to revolve around the horse.</ Korda is a terrific storyteller, and his book is intensely personal and seductive, a joy for everyone who loves horses. Even those who have never ridden will be happy to saddle up and follow him through the world of horses, horse people, and the riding life.>
Man to man : surviving prostate cancer by Michael Korda( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member 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
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Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Alternative Names
Korda, Michael

Maiklas Korda

Michael Korda britischer Schriftsteller und Verleger

Michael Korda Brits schrijver

Корда, Майкл 1933-

Майкл Корда

코다, 마이클 1933-

コーダ, マイケル

コルダ, マイケル

The fortuneCharmed lives : a family romanceQueenieWith wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of BritainUlysses S. Grant : the unlikely heroMaking the list : a cultural history of the American bestseller, 1900-1999 : as seen through the annual bestseller lists of Publishers WeeklyHorse housekeeping : everything you need to know to keep a horse at homeCat people