Michael Korda


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
October 08, 1933


is an English-born writer and novelist who was editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.

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Queenie

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Ike: An American Hero

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Clouds of Glory: The Life a...

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With Wings Like Eagles: A H...

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Horse People: Scenes from t...

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, ...

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlik...

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The Immortals

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“Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully for its hidden assets.”
Michael Korda

“Escapism sold books, to be sure, but not nearly as many as were sold by exposing America’s flaws and making the average American reader (and book club member) look closely at his or her most cherished social assumptions. Americans might not be eager to accept integration, feminism, homosexuality, juvenile delinquency, and the drug culture– or to shoulder the blame for the existence of these problems– but they were certainly willing to read about them.”
Michael Korda, Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999
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“It must be nice, Queenie thought, to be one thing or another, to know where you belonged.”
Michael Korda, Queenie

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Spotlighted Book Discussion Poll I - October 26, 2011

This is a poll that adds other books to our listing of potential non fiction books to discuss and also helps the moderators determine which one or ones are the most popular. Since we have many more group members than when we first started; voting in the polls is very important. There will be a series of polls. Many of these books have been recommended by group members but were either not selected before nor voted upon before.

Vote for the book that you would most like to read and/or is the book that you believe that would appeal to the most group members.

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Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in or you think others would be; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra: A Life
 
  18 votes, 10.6%

Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda by Michael Korda

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
 
  13 votes, 7.6%

The Storm of War A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts by Andrew Roberts

The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War
 
  12 votes, 7.1%

A Country of Vast Designs James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry by Robert W. Merry

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
 
  12 votes, 7.1%

Alexander the Great by Philip Freeman by Philip Freeman

Alexander the Great
 
  12 votes, 7.1%

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett by Allison Hoover Bartlett Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
 
  11 votes, 6.5%

 
  9 votes, 5.3%

Horse Soldiers The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton by Doug Stanton

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers
 
  7 votes, 4.1%

The Clockwork Universe Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick by Edward Dolnick

The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society and the Birth of the Modern World
 
  6 votes, 3.5%

A History of God The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong

A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
 
  5 votes, 2.9%

Newton and the Counterfeiter The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson by Thomas Levenson

Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
 
  5 votes, 2.9%

The Idea of America Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon S. Wood Gordon S. Wood Gordon S. Wood

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States
 
  4 votes, 2.4%

The Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson Niall Ferguson Niall Ferguson

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
 
  4 votes, 2.4%

The Painter's Chair George Washington and the Making of American Art by Hugh Howard by Hugh Howard

The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art
 
  4 votes, 2.4%

Winston's War Churchill, 1940-1945 by Max Hastings by Max Hastings Max Hastings

Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson

A History of the American People
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

The Birth of Modern Politics Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Lynn Hudson Parsons by Lynn Hudson Parsons

The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1828
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Churchill by Paul Johnson by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson

Churchill
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville

Letters from America
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

U. S. Grant American Hero, American Myth by Joan Waugh Joan Waugh Joan Waugh

U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy by Donald Kagan by Donald Kagan

Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Destiny Disrupted A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary by Tamim Ansary

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Modern Times The World from the 20s to the 90s by Paul Johnson by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson

Modern Times: The World from the 20s to the 90s
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George B. Johnson by George B. Johnson

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

God's Battalions The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark Rodney Stark Rodney Stark

God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith Adam Smith Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

The Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes by Richard Holmes Richard Holmes

The Age of Wonder
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher by Gary W. Gallagher

The Union War
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

Decision Points by George W. Bush by George W. Bush George W. Bush

Decision Points
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

Civilization The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson by Niall Ferguson Niall Ferguson

Civilization: The West and the Rest
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

The Journey by Tony Blair Tony Blair Tony Blair

The Journey
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

Thucydides The Reinvention of History by Donald Kagan Donald Kagan

Thucydides: The Reinvention of History
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

 
  1 vote, 0.6%

Courage and Consequence My Life as a Conservative in the Fight by Karl Rove by Karl Rove Karl Rove

Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

Party over Section The Rough and Ready Presidential Election of 1848 (American Presidential Elections) by Joel H. Silbey by Joel H. Silbey

Party Over Section: The Rough and Ready Presidential Election of 1848
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

Madam Secretary A Memoir by Madeleine Albright Madeleine Albright Madeleine Albright

Madam Secretary: A Memoir
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

The Theory of Moral Sentiments  by Adam Smith by Adam Smith Adam Smith

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Merchant Kings by Stephen R. Bown Stephen R. Bown Stephen R. Bown

Merchant Kings
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

A History of Christianity by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Paul Johnson

A History of Christianity
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

A History of the Jews (Perennial Library) by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Paul Johnson

A History of the Jews
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Jesus A Biography, from a Believer by Paul Johnson by Paul Johnson Paul Johnson


Jesus: A Biography from a Believer
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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