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With Wings Like Eagles

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 9780061984945
Genre : History
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“[With Wings Like Eagles is] bold and refreshing… Korda writes with great elegance and flair.”—Wall Street Journal From the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important battles of World War II. In the words of the Washington Post Book World, “With Wings Like Eagles is a skillful, absorbing, often moving contribution to the popular understanding of one of the few episodes in history … to deserve the description ‘heroic.’”

Churchill And The Battle Of Britain

Author : Nicola Barber
ISBN : 9781406261554
Genre : Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
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How did Winston Churchill inspire Britain and its Empire in the dark days of 1940, when defeat in World War II seemed imminent, and how did that lead to victory in the Battle of Britain? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from World War II, showing how one of the world's most famous leaders chose to follow a particular course of action.

The Battle Of Britain On Screen

Author : S. P. MacKenzie
ISBN : 9781474228473
Genre : History
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This new, updated edition of The Battle of Britain on Screen examines in depth the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain produced over the past 75 years. Paul MacKenzie explores both continuity and change in the presentation of a wartime event that acquired and retains near-mythical dimensions in popular consciousness and has been represented many times in feature films and television dramas. Alongside relevant technical developments, the book also examines the social, cultural, and political changes occurring in the second half of the 20th century and first decade of current century that helped shape how the battle came to be framed dramatically. This edition contains a new chapter looking at the portrayal of the Battle of Britain at the time of its 70th anniversary. Through its perceptive demonstration of how our memory of the battle has been constantly reshaped through film and television, The Battle of Britain on Screen provides students of the Second World War, 20th-century Britain and film history with a thorough and complex understanding of an iconic historical event.

Spitfire Sunrise

Author : D. H. Olsen
ISBN : 9781426940996
Genre : Fiction
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During the summer of 1940, the skies over Great Britain are alive with snarling, twisting, darting fighters and bombers. The Battle of Britain is at its peak, and the Royal Air Force is struggling for its very existence. In the long-awaited sequel to "Dragon Flight, " Andy Duncan, a twenty-one-year-old Canadian airman and son of World War I ace Jimmy Duncan, is focused on piloting a Supermarine Spifire against the best that Nazi Germany can throw at the beleaguered English homeland. But when Duncan needs to hitch a van ride to the white cliffs where his squadron is stationed, the driver is Emily Smith-Barton, a buxom strawberry blonde corporal in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Duncan is completely captivated by her loveliness and, as Emily enters his chaotic life, hopes of a brighter future dangle like a tantalizing carrot before him. But Duncan's dream of a more peaceful existence will only become reality if he and the fighter boys of the 689 Squadron can survive the brutal killing fields five miles above a patchwork countryside that has suddenly become more precious than gold.

Never Surrender

Author : John Kelly
ISBN : 9781476727981
Genre : History
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“WWII scholar John Kelly triumphs again” (Vanity Fair) in this remarkably vivid account of a key moment in Western history: The critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether England should fight Nazi Germany—and then decided to “never surrender.” London in April, 1940, is a place of great fear and conflict. The Germans have taken Poland, France, Holland, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia. The Nazi war machine now menaces Britain, even as America remains uncommitted to providing military aid. Should Britain negotiate with Germany? The members of the War Cabinet bicker, yell, and are divided. Churchill, leading the faction to fight, and Lord Halifax, cautioning that prudence is the way to survive, attempt to usurp one another by any means possible. In Never Surrender, we feel we are alongside these complex and imperfect men, determining the fate of the British Empire, and perhaps, the world. Drawing on the War Cabinet papers, other government documents, private diaries, newspaper accounts, and memoirs, historian John Kelly tells the story of the summer of 1940. Kelly takes readers from the battlefield to Parliament, to the government ministries, to the British high command, to the desperate Anglo-French conference in Paris and London, to the American embassy in London, and to life with the ordinary Britons. We see Churchill seize the historical moment and ultimately inspire his government, military, and people to fight. Kelly brings to life one of the most heroic moments of the twentieth century and intimately portrays some of its largest players—Churchill, Lord Halifax, Hitler, FDR, Joe Kennedy, and others. Never Surrender is a fabulous, grand narrative of a crucial period in World War II and the men and women who shaped it. “For lovers of minute-by-minute history, it’s a feast” (Huffington Post).

Queenie

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 1501127462
Genre : Fiction
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Marking Time

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 076073576X
Genre : Clocks and watches
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Making The List

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 0760725594
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Curtain

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 1501127497
Genre : Fiction
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Their passion is legend in the 1940's, but the undisputed master of the theater and the darling of Hollywood also hide dark secrets--his scandalous involvement with an actor, and her tragic plunge into madness--that shake their world to its very core. (Korda's) best ever.--Kirkus.

Success

Author : Michael Korda
ISBN : 0345351894
Genre : Business & Economics
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