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

January 19, 2010|
With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda
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“Bold and refreshing… Korda writes with great elegance and flair.”  —Wall Street Journal

Michael Korda’s brilliant work of history takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when 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 recreates the intensity of combat in the “long, delirious, burning blue” of the sky above southern England and, perhaps, for the first time, traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions that led inexorably to the world’s first, greatest, and most decisive air battle.

Winston Churchill memorable 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.

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 hi...
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Title:With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 in
Published:January 19, 2010
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061125362

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