One of the most miraculous military rescue missions in modern history comes alive in this “superb and panoramic” (Washington Post) account of Dunkirk. No one can evince the drama of what actually happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940 with as “great narrative skill and superb delineation” (David McCullough) as Michael Korda, the historian and legendary book editor. As dramatized in Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk, May 1940 was a month like no other: Germany’s war machine blazed into France, the impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast canvas, best-selling author Michael Korda relates his own personal story, “by turns charming, powerful and poignant” (Minneapolis Star Tribune): that of a six-year-old boy from a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Weaving together “eyewitness detail and a fine sense of drama” (Boston Globe) to form an epic of remarkable originality, Alone movingly captures a moment of historic triumph—when an unlikely flotilla of destroyers brought 300,000 men home to safety.
Published by Liveright Publishing on 09/19/2017
Book details: 564 pages.
A Rolls Royce Silver Cloud drove him to airports; the British film industry kowtowed to his power; the great Hollywood studios fawned at his feet.Sir Alexander Korda, one of the world's most flamboyant movie tycoons, rose from obscurity in rural Hungary to become a legendary filmmaker. With him were his brothers, Zoltan and Vincent, all living charmed lives in circles that included H. G. Wells, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Marlena Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, and Merle Oberon, who was soon to be Alex's wife. But along with Alex's flair for success was an equally powerful impulse for destruction. Now, Vincent's son, Michael Korda, in the first book of his memoirs, recalls the enchanted figures of his childhood...the glory days of the Korda brothers' great films...and then their heartbreaking, tragic end.
Published by Harper Collins on 10/13/2009
Book details: 512 pages.
Published on 07/16/2019
Book details: 274 pages.
Papers presented at the Symposium on Challenging Problems in Horticultural and Forest Pathology, held at Solan during 14-15 November 2003.
Published by Indus Publishing on 01/01/2006
Book details: 452 pages.
Describes adventures in riding bicycles, including a history of bicycles and the adventures of long-distance cyclists.
Published by Capstone on 08/01/2001
Book details: 48 pages.
A legendary rebel woman who might be called the "Tank Girl" of the nineteenth century.
Published by Ocean Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 118 pages.
Imagine not drinking a bottle of wine before making a pass; not moving in like a starving cat when someone is at the bar; not apologising for something you don't remember doing. Once upon a time, Tania Glyde couldn't imagine living any other way. She wondered whether she had a problem, but so many people drank more and as a clock-watching 6pm-er who hardly ever threw up in public, by general standards she was fine - despite the constant hangover and the bottle of vodka stashed in her handbag. At the end of a 23-year love affair with alcohol, Tania Glyde remembers her inner white wine witch. Exposing the culpability of the drinks industry, the enabling qualities of Class As and our powerful sense of entitlement to drink until we fall over, Cleaning Up examines a moral panic of our time, exploring why women drink, how to stop and what life after alcohol is really like
Published by Profile Books on 05/26/2011
Book details: 322 pages.
This is an unconventional and profusely illustrated presentation of the diverse themes that constitute the past at the southern tip of Africa. Human and carnivore evolution, colonial slavery and apartheid, science and romance, are all intermeshed to show how we create the past and also how we understand the present. The palaeontological findings of Raymond Dart, Robert Ardrey and Glynn Isaac are lined up against a famous dispute about carnivore evolution that flourished in the heyday of apartheid. Pioneering exploration of the globe is set against archaeological surveys and romantic quests in the African desert, and the dark days of colonial slavery at the Cape are contrasted with the bright prospects of Nelson Mandela's legacy in South Africa today.
Published by Juta and Company Ltd on 07/16/2019
Book details: 58 pages.
Sample plans, author information, vocabulary ideas, cross-curricular activities, unit tests and more for the book Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe.
Published by Teacher Created Resources on 07/16/1995
Book details: 48 pages.