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Korda, Michael 1933-

Overview
Works: 223 works in 636 publications in 7 languages and 31,529 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Political fiction  Legends  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Anecdotes  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Correspondent, Recipient
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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,083 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 )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description
The fortune by Michael Korda ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexa, a beautiful young woman falls in love with an older man, Arthur Bannerman, head of America's richest family
Queenie by Michael Korda ( Book )
30 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,858 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
Charmed lives : a family romance by Michael Korda ( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Rolls Royce Silver Cloud drove him to airports; the British film industry kowtowed to his power; the great Hollywood studios fawned at his feet.Sir Alexander Korda, one of the world's most flamboyant movie tycoons, rose from obscurity in rural Hungary to become a legendary filmmaker. With him were his brothers, Zoltan and Vincent, all living charmed lives in circles that included H. G. Wells, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Marlena Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, and Merle Oberon, who was soon to be Alex's wife. But along with Alex's flair for success was an equally powerful impulse for destruction. Now, Vincent's son, Michael Korda, in the first book of his memoirs, recalls the enchanted figures of his childhood...the glory days of the Korda brothers' great films...and then their heartbreaking, tragic end
Curtain : a novel by Michael Korda ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,823 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 )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,735 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
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,672 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
The immortals : a novel by Michael Korda ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,570 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 )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero by Michael Korda ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,151 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 )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 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 )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 833 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 )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 808 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 )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 602 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
Cat people by Margaret Korda ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 550 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." -- from the publisher
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 450 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
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 342 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
The honorary consul by Graham Greene ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Paraguayan revolutionaries make the mistake of kidnapping the British Consul instead of the American Ambassador, they continue to threaten violence
Hero the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth account of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile made him an object of intense fascination. Korda analyzes Lawrence's vision for the modern Middle East, plans that might have prevented the current hatred and bloodshed in the region. Ultimately, Lawrence remains the paradigm of the hero in modern times, the arch-heroic type whose life is at once a triumph and a sacrifice, and whose capacity to astonish remains undimmed
 
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Alternative Names
Korda, Michael
Корда, Майкл, 1933-
コーダ, マイケル
コルダ, マイケル
Languages
English (291)
German (8)
French (4)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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