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"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals." -- Michael Korda
Michael Korda (born October 8, 1933, London, England, United Kingdom) is a novelist who was editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.

He is the son of English actress Gertrude Musgrove and artist and film production designer Vincent Korda and the nephew of Hungarian-born film magnate Sir Alexander Korda and brother Zoltan. Michael Korda grew up in England but received part of his education in France where his father had worked with film director Marcel Pagnol. He was schooled at the private Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and then studied at Oxford University. He served in the Royal Air Force.

While in his early twenties, he moved to New York City where he was employed by playwright Sidney Kingsley as a research assistant. In 1958 he joined the book publishing firm, Simon & Schuster, starting as an assistant editor, which included the task of reading "slush pile" manuscripts. He became Editor-in-Chief of the company and was a major figure in the book industry, publishing numerous works by high-profile writers and personalities such as William L. Shirer, Will and Ariel Durant, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. However, from a commercial point of view, Korda is best noted for pioneering best-selling novels by authors such as Jacqueline Susann and Harold Robbins that in the 1960s were considered very daring.

Michael Korda was a major part of Simon & Schuster for more than forty years and one of the most influential people in the business of book publishing. In the autumn of 1994, he was diagnosed as having prostate cancer. In 1997 he wrote Man to Man, which recounted his medical experience. In 2000, he published Another Life: A Memoir of Other People, about the world of publishing.

Among Korda's better-known books are Charmed Lives, which was a memoir about his life with his father and uncle, and the novel Queenie, which is a roman a clef about his aunt Merle Oberon. The latter was adapted into a TV miniseries.

Michael Korda is the father of Chris Korda, the leader of the controversial Church of Euthanasia.

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Total Books: 118
Alone Britain Churchill and Dunkirk Defeat Into Victory
2017 - Alone Britain Churchill and Dunkirk Defeat Into VIctory (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781631491320
ISBN-10: 1631491326
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Clouds of Glory The Life and Legend of Robert E Lee
2015 - Clouds of Glory the Life and Legend of Robert E Lee (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780062116307
ISBN-10: 0062116304
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Ulysses S Grant The Unlikely Hero
2013 - Ulysses S Grant the Unlikely Hero (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062279774
ISBN-10: 0062279777
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
2011 - Hero the Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061712623
ISBN-10: 0061712620
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Hero The Life  Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
2011 - Hero the Life Legend of Lawrence of Arabia (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781907532290
ISBN-10: 1907532293
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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With Wings Like Eagles The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
2010 - With Wings Like Eagles the Untold Story of the Battle of Britain (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061125362
ISBN-10: 0061125369
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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With Wings Like Eagles A History of the Battle of Britain
2009 - With Wings Like Eagles a History of the Battle of Britain (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061125355
ISBN-10: 0061125350
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

With Wings Like Eagles
2009 - With Wings Like Eagles [Larger Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061719714
ISBN-10: 0061719714
Genre: History
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With Wings Like Eagles - The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
Ike An American Hero
2008 - Ike an American Hero (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060756666
ISBN-10: 0060756667
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Journey to a Revolution A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Cat People
2006 - Cat People (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060756642
ISBN-10: 0060756640
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Horse Housekeeping  Everything You Need to Know to Keep a Horse at Home
American Presidents Eminent Lives Boxed Set George Washington Thomas Jefferson Ulysses S Grant
Country Matters
2005 - Country Matters (Audio CD)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781596006928
ISBN-10: 1596006927
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Editar La Vida/ Edit Life
2005 - Editar La VIda/ Edit Life [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788483066188
ISBN-10: 8483066181
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Horse People Scenes from the Riding Life
2004 - Horse People Scenes From the Riding Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060936761
ISBN-10: 0060936762
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 20

Ulysses S Grant  The Unlikely Hero
2004 - Ulysses S Grant the Unlikely Hero [Eminent Lives] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060590154
ISBN-10: 0060590157
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8

Marking Time Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time
2004 - Marking Time Collecting Watches and Thinking About Time (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780760735763
ISBN-10: 076073576X
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Horse People Scenes from the Riding Life
2003 - Horse People Scenes From the Riding Life (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780066212524
ISBN-10: 0066212529
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

Charmed Lives A Family Romance
2002 - Charmed Lives a Family Romance (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060085568
ISBN-10: 0060085568
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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