With Wings Like Eagles by Michael Korda
A History of the Battle of Britain

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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.’”

 

About Michael Korda

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Michael Korda is the New York Times bestselling author of Charmed Lives, Ike, Country Matters, Ulysses S. Grant, and Journey to a Revolution. The Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon & Schuster, he lives in Dutchess County, New York.
 
Published January 9, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 338 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Korda even finds room to praise, faintly, the much-despised Göring: “nobody could deny his energy, his flair for publicity, or his lack of scruples in achieving his ambitions on the largest possible scale,” which included rebuilding Germany’s air force against international orders not to do so.

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It begins and ends with the story of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowling who, although the initial official histories all but ignored him, was eventually given his rightful place as the builder and protector of Fighter Command and a proponent of the tactics that would eventually save the nation.

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Korda intersperses compelling in-the-cockpit battle scenes with on-the-ground reportage, but in the end, the book is "less about [the young pilots] and more about the foresight and tactics that won the Battle of Britain" (Wall Street Journal).

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