Michael Korda is the author of Ulysses S. Grant, Ike, Hero, and Charmed 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 wife, Margaret, make their home in Dutchess County, New York.
"A wonderful story, splendidly, deftly and originally told."--Hugh
Thomas, author of The Spanish Civil War
"An excellent book. The writing is most rewarding, and Korda's natural talent and experience as a storyteller have enabled him to bind all the disparate episodes into a gripping story. A formidable job, beautifully completed."--Len Deighton, author of The Ipcress File
"Books have been written about the Battle of Britain, but to me none is as interesting and informative as Michael Korda's new With Wings Like Eagles."--Tampa Tribune
"The book soars in those parts in which Korda describes how the British prepared for the war in the skies, or how the Germans failed time and again to deliver a knockout blow".--New York Times Book Review
Military historians face tough choices. Do they write about The Big Picture, with presidents and prime ministers making decisions with generals and admirals? Or do they write from the foxhole level, where The Big Picture extends only 300 meters to the front and flanks? . . . In looking back at World War II's Battle of Britain in With Wings Like Eagles, historian Michael Korda tells the tale from all of the angles cited above. Not only does he make it work, he also keeps it terse. . . . With Wings Like Eagles tells their story superbly.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Battle of Britain was one of the great transformative events of modern history, and Michael Korda's stirring account of the campaign is an absolute masterpiece, written with power, intensity and tremendous fidelity to the historical record. It is a tour de force of storytelling and analysis, and a highly pleasurable read, as well, history in the grand style of the masters of the art.--Donald L. Miller, author of Masters of the Air