Michael Korda Offers "Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory"
On this edition of our show, we welcome the bestselling author and former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, Michael Korda. He has a new book out, which he tells us about; it's called "Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory." As was noted of this title in a starred review in Kirkus: "A swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, recounting 'a military defeat with a happy ending.' Revived in part thanks to Christopher Nolan's 2017 film 'Dunkirk,' the history of the British Expeditionary Force is compelling even in its barest bones. Korda...brings a personal touch to the story with that of his own family's flight from Europe a step or two ahead of the advancing Nazis.... An excellent revisitation of a critically important set of battles that, once a byword for courage, have faded in memory."