Search Results: "Michael Korda"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IMMORTALS by Michael Korda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Many brilliant scenes, but not as artful or haunting as Sam Toperoff's 1991 MM novel, Queen of Desire. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Sweeping love story of Marilyn Monroe's long-standing affairs with Senator, then President, Kennedy and brother Bobby. Read full book review >

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HERO by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Though occasionally fawning, an accessible, textured story of one man who intimately knew the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."
Book-publishing veteran and prolific historian Korda (With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain, 2009, etc.) offers a comprehensive, admiring treatment of one of England's most popular if controversial military celebrities, T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A harrowing and horrifying tale told in spare and poignant prose—sometimes bitter, sometimes ironic, always powerful."
A veteran writer and editor recalls his youthful, quixotic car trip to Budapest to deliver medical relief supplies during the brief Hungarian uprising against the Soviets in the fall of 1956. Read full book review >

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ULYSSES S. GRANT by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Inconsequential but pleasant. For meatier treatments, see Jean Edward Smith's Grant (2001) and, more recently, Josiah Bunting's brief life of the general and president (p. 612)."
Who's buried in Grant's tomb? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sometimes achingly snooty, but in his stride Korda brings an engagingly lofty hand, both intimate and erudite, to the horses that have shaped his life. (17 line drawings by the author, 24 b&w photos)"
In this catalogue of horses and horse folk who have passed through the author's life, the animals possess tactility while the people are simply too-too. Read full book review >

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CURTAIN by Michael Korda
Released: Feb. 26, 1990

Korda's tightest, most smoothly written, most tackily distasteful novel, in a lengthening line of tacky tales, and his best ever. Read full book review >

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IKE by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"An engaging history, guided by an elegant, witty sense of characterization."
Distinguished man of letters and former Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Korda (Journey to Revolution, 2006, etc.) stylishly and sympathetically restores Dwight D. Eisenhower to an eminent place in the military and political pantheon. Read full book review >

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MAN TO MAN by Michael Korda
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Not the final word on prostate cancer detection or treatment, but a great awareness-raiser and highly recommended for any man who has, or has ever had, a prostate. (Author tour)"
A riveting, candid, first-person account of one man's encounter with prostate cancer. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER LIFE by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Deft, amusing, informative—just what the editor might hope for from one of his own authors. (Author tour)"
This is more entertaining than lunch with a power editor at the Four Seasons Grill—full of delicious gossip plus a lesson or two in book publishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Korda is a fluent storyteller with an eye for the ironies and political gamesmanship of the Battle of Britain. His book isn't quite required reading, as Churchill's is, but it's much fairer-minded."
Spirited study of the world-changing aerial campaign waged nearly 70 years ago. Read full book review >

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ALONE by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An excellent revisitation of a critically important set of battles that, once a byword for courage, have faded in memory."
A swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, recounting "a military defeat with a happy ending." Read full book review >

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CLOUDS OF GLORY by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Lee is a man for the ages, and Korda delivers the goods with this heart-wrenching story of the man and his state. Readers with the stamina for long biographies should follow this book with S.G. Gwynne's biography of Stonewall Jackson, Rebel Yell, to publish in September."
A masterful biography of the beloved Civil War general. Read full book review >