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Michael Korda Offers "Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory"

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Aired on Wednesday, September 27th.

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."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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