Books by Michael Korda and Complete Book Reviews

Margaret Korda, Author, Michael Korda, Author . HarperCollins $22.95 (163p) ISBN 978-0-06-075663-5
Michael Korda, Simon & Schuster's editor-in-chief, has already written about the bond between humans and animals in his acclaimed Horse People, but now he and his wife offer a personal look at their infatuation with cats. The story begins...
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Michael Korda, Author . HarperCollins $24.95 (221p) ISBN 978-0-06-077261-1
In October 1956 the Hungarian people spontaneously rose up against an oppressive Soviet-imposed Communist regime and basked briefly in the light of freedom. In this history lesson–cum– memoir, Korda (Another Life ) stitches an appealing...
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Michael Korda, Author . Harper $25.95 (322p) ISBN 978-0-06-112535-5
The Battle of Britain has become as much myth as history. Korda (Ulysses S. Grant ), former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, gives its story fresh life with the expertise of an established popular historian and the polish of a master...
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Michael Korda, Author Warner Books $5.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-446-32810-4
Beautiful, mysterious, intelligent Queenie cajoles her unclewith whom she lives in her mother's boardinghouseinto stealing a bracelet so valuable it pays her way from India to London. Once there, she capitalizes on her looks, becomes a model, a...
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Michael Korda, Author Vintage Books USA $14 (272p) ISBN 978-0-679-78123-3
In a starred review, PW wrote that Korda's candid memoir of prostate cancer ""will prove an extremely valuable resource."" (May)
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Michael Korda, Author . HarperCollins/Atlas $19.95 (161p) ISBN 978-0-06-059015-4
This little book will inevitably be compared with Josiah Bunting's similarly short biography of one of the world's greatest military figures (Forecasts, June 14). The marriage of author and subject works well, although Korda (Horse People:...
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Michael Korda. Harper, $40 (832p) ISBN 978-0-06-211629-1
In this exhaustive study, former Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Korda (Ulysses S. Grant) examines the life of Robert E. Lee from start to finish, illuminating not just the man, but his extended family and the society which produced him. While...
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Michael Korda, Harper, $34.99 (768p) ISBN 978-0-06-171261-6
This magisterial biography of British soldier and adventurer T.E. Lawrence celebrates a life spent subverting authority in the most glamorous—and bizarre—ways. S&S editor-in-chief emeritus Korda (Ike) gives a rousing, lucid account of Lawrence's...
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Michael Korda, Author Summit Books $19.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-68684-0
Korda's latest sweeping melodrama (after Queenie ) is set in London theaters and Hollywood studios of the 1940s. The larger-than-life romantic leads in this compulsively readable roman a clef , Shakespearean actor Robert Vane and Oscar-winning...
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Michael Korda, Author Summit Books $19.45 (481p) ISBN 978-0-671-60100-3
Prime entertainment from the author of Queenie and Charmed Lives , this facile novel shows high society red in tooth and claw. The wealthy, snobbish Bannerman family is a fictional hybrid of the Rockefellers and the Binghams. It's bad enough that...
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Michael Korda, Author . Barnes & Noble $20 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7607-2559-7
According to Korda (Country Matters, etc.), it was only in 1895 that someone—Harry Thurston Peck of the Bookman—published the first bestseller list, and that listed only fiction. PW ran the first nonfiction list 17 years later. Today,...
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Michael Korda, Author Random House (NY) $26.95 (530p) ISBN 978-0-679-45659-9
Readers of the New Yorker will already have encountered some choice passages from this gloriously funny, charming and ultra-readable book: those that deal with Jacqueline Susann (soon to be the basis of a movie), Irving (Swifty) Lazar and two noted...
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Michael Korda, Author . HarperCollins $34.95 (779p) ISBN 978-0-06-075665-9
Characterizing Dwight Eisenhower as an American with a “big grin” and “long-limbed, loose American way of walking,” this smitten biography demonstrates his heroism by dwelling on his World War II record as commander of Allied
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Michael Korda, Author Poseidon Press $19.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-74526-4
Once again Korda ( Queenie ; The Fortune ) glibly but engagingly dramatizes historical events: this time, the love affairs between Marilyn Monroe and Jack and Bobby Kennedy. (Anxious to establish his assiduous research, he expresses his indebtedness
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Michael Korda, Author, Paul Johnson, Author, Christopher Hitchens, Author , read by Sam Tsoutsouvas. Harper Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-087875-7
Tsoutsouvas offers a fitting voice for this collection of minibiographies of American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant. His narration is professorial without feeling remote, and his precise inflections and seasoned
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Michael Korda, Author, Korda, Author Random House (NY) $20 (224p) ISBN 978-0-679-44844-0
Although prostate cancer may well be ""the male equivalent of breast cancer,"" as Korda (The Immortals) here contends, it has yet to acquire an equivalent canon of literature charting the physical and emotional tolls of the illness. This intensely...
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This is the latest installment in Korda's series of autobiographical books, which include Charmed Lives, a look at his famous theatrical family's history; Man to Man, his frank book about surviving prostate cancer; and Another Life, his...
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Michael Korda, Author, Michael Korda, Illustrator . HarperCollins $25.95 (367p) ISBN 978-0-06-621252-4
Korda (Country Matters ; Charmed Lives ) recounts in his trademark affable style a growing involvement over decades with horses and the people who ride them. Beginning with his youth, and following with his reconnection to the horse world when he...
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Michael Korda. Liveright, $29.95 (564p) ISBN 978-1-63149-132-0
English-born writer and novelist Korda (Clouds of Glory) attends to the British experience during the desperate months from the beginning of WWII to the retreat from Dunkirk and the very real prospects of a German invasion. Building around his own...
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Michael Korda. Liveright, $24.95 (256p) ISBN 978-1-63149-464-2
Novelist and former Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Korda (Clouds of Glory) delivers a heartfelt look at his wife, Margaret, who was diagnosed with brain cancer a year before she died at age 79. This intimate memoir is both a tribute to their 45-yea
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