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With Wings Like Eagles : The Untold Story 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.'"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061125369
  • 9780061125362
  • 400,681

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In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.

In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England--while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that inexorably led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. With Wings Like Eagles brings to vivid life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict--from Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring to the ground crews, the German pilots, the American volunteers, and the courageous airmen and airwomen of the RAF.
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1,313 ratings
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3 17% (226)
2 3% (39)
1 1% (17)
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