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Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.
“Anyone wanting to explore the history behind Christopher Nolan's recent film could do a lot worse than start here.” — Times Literary Supplement
“... he [Korda] offers two books for the price of one, interweaving a historical narrative of the events of 1939–1940, climaxing with Dunkirk, and a succession of vivid fragments of autobiography.” — Max Hastings, The New York Review of Books
“The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940—and why—is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family.” — David McCullough
“His [Korda's] attention to detail when relating specific events is superb and will make the military reader feel as if they are there among the action.” — Soldier
“[Alone] vividly brings to life events which saw Britain stand alone as the only nation with the resolve and courage to defy Hitler.” — Sunday Post Scotland