With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain

Paperback | January 19, 2010

byMichael Korda

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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.’”

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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...

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In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of th...

Michael Korda is the author ofUlysses S. Grant,Ike,Hero, andCharmed Lives. Educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford, he served in the Royal Air Force. He took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and on its fiftieth anniversary was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He and his...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061125369

ISBN - 13:9780061125362

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?Michael Korda?s Ike is a clear-eyed, grand-scale biography that does much more than tell the remarkable life-story of Dwight D. Eisenhower.Written with great vitality and a broad understanding of both military history and human nature, it is a powerful reminder of the almost unimaginable magnitude of World War II and that Eisenhower, in his crucial role in the struggle, proved, exactly when needed, to be one of the most important, genuinely laudable Americans ever.Korda?s deft portrayals of Churchill, Roosevelt, George C. Marshall and Douglas MacArthur are superb.There are illuminating details and anecdotes aplenty.But it is Eisenhower as Supreme Commander and later as president, who provides a vivid lesson in leadership at just the moment when leadership is of such paramount importance to the nation and the world.? (David McCullough)