Alone by Michael Korda
Tuesday, January 30
Book reading and signing
An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism and the humanity of World War II. Michael Korda, the best-selling author of Clouds of Glory, brings to life the world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the war. He recalls his youth as a prescient young boy, feeling the tension that defined pre-Blitz London—a time when Britain, diplomatically isolated, was suddenly the only nation with the courage and the resolve to defy Hitler.
As a noted military historian and publisher, Korda chronicles the great and tragic events that would alter the course of the twentieth century. He also 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. A swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, Alone is a book that stays with you.