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Korda, Michael 1933-

Works: 175 works in 855 publications in 21 languages and 32,620 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Legends  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Biographical fiction  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vEnglish 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3561.O6566, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Korda
Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,110 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
Ike : an American hero by Michael Korda( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 2,090 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 -- Résumé de l'éditeur
Charmed lives : a family romance by Michael Korda( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,775 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 )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1940, 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 traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that led to the world's first air battle. Korda 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." As Nazi Germany rearmed swiftly after 1933, building up its bomber force, only 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 )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,736 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"--
Queenie by Michael Korda( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,631 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 )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,615 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 )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,544 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 )

40 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 9 languages and held by 1,541 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 )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,400 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,221 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 )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 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 in 2001 in English and held by 742 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 )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How every man and woman can achieve success
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 617 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 551 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 537 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 )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 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 )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 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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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.12 for Ike : an A ... to 0.99 for Eric Amble ...)

Ike : an American heroCharmed 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 escritor británico

Корда, Майкл 1933-

Майкл Корда

קורדה, מייקל

코다, 마이클 1933-

コーダ, マイケル

コルダ, マイケル