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Korda, Michael 1933-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 674 publications in 25 languages and 32,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Legends  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Case studies  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Recipient, Correspondent
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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 2,095 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,827 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 )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,773 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 )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,766 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 )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,763 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 1,705 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
Curtain : a novel by Michael Korda( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,680 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 )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 9 languages and held by 1,625 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
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 1,592 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"--
The immortals : a novel by Michael Korda( Book )

47 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,522 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
Power! : How to get it, how to use it by Michael Korda( Book )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 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 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 811 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
Success! by Michael Korda( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How every man and woman can achieve success
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 566 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 504 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 500 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 312 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
Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Korda paints a vivid and admiring 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
 
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Ike : an American hero
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

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Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of ArabiaThe fortuneCharmed lives : a family romanceQueenieWith wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of BritainCurtain : a novelUlysses 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 Weekly