Alone: Britain, Dunkirk And Defeat Into Victory
- World War II, Best of 2017, For Him
Despair and deliverance at Dunkirk
May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France, Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister, and Britain stood isolated and alone.
Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda recounts a momentous drama, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Korda weaves his memoir into an unforgettable account of a military disaster redeemed by the evacuation of more than 300,000 men at Dunkirk in four days?one of the most heroic episodes of the war.
Peppered throughout with illustrations, including photos, maps and more, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history.
"The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940-and why-is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family."-David McCullough
"The story of the coming of World War II, the fall of France, and the ‘miracle' at Dunkirk has been told many times before, but Michael Korda injects this familiar tale with fresh poignancy and compelling drama as only the finest historians can do....[His] memories as a young boy, watching his famous film family deal with the onset of war, give his elegant narrative an added dimension that makes it compulsively readable."-Max Boot
"Michael Korda, who has often extended our understanding of so many diverse subjects, has accomplished another masterpiece in Alone. Dealing with Britain's desperate situation as France fell, he shows how the evacuation from Dunkirk became the inspiration for eventual British victory. One of Korda's best."-Henry Kissinger
About the Author
Michael Korda is the bestselling author of numerous books, including With Wings Like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain. Born into a famous movie dynasty, he is a former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary for his participation in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 19, 2017|