His actress mother served sandwiches and beer to soaked, shoeless, surviving soldiers. His movie-making father and uncles were friends of Winston Churchill. Described by critics as the perfect companion read for fans of this summer's hit movie, bestselling author Michael Korda's new book "ALONE: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory," combines a six year old's memories of this pivotal moment during World War Two with new insight into the events leading up to the heroic evacuation of British troops at Dunkirk and its importance to the future of democracy.
FOX's Jane Metzler talks with Michael Korda about his new book and why he felt compelled to write it. This long-time former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, who worked on books by authors as diverse as Jacqueline Susann, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, also discusses what it's like to be an editor and to be edited. And, as the author of bestselling biographies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, among others, he addresses the controversy over Confederate monuments.
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