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October 14, 2007
Michael Korda
Author, "IKE: An American Hero"
Michael Korda BIO:

CURRENT:
Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon & Schuster. He stepped down as editor in chief in 2005.

PREVIOUS:
· Joined Simon and Schuster as an assistant editor in 1958, and subsequently became Managing Editor, Executive Editor and Editor in Chief.
· Over nearly five decades his authors have included presidents Carter, Reagan and Nixon, Charles De Gaulle, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Mayor Ed Koch, the Duchess of York, and such stars as Cher, Kirk Douglas, Shelley Winters, such media figures as Phil Donahue and Larry King, historians such as David McCullough, Richard Rhodes, Michael Beschloss, Cornelius Ryan, Larry McMurtry, Jacqueline Susann, Jackie Collins, Mary Higgins Clark, James Leo Herlihy, Susan Howatch, James Lee Burke and Stephen Hunter, and such theater figures as Tennessee Williams, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier.
· Worked briefly for CBS-TV in New York City
· In 1956, he drove to Budapest with three friends to deliver medical supplies to the insurgents and took part in the Hungarian Revolution, for which he was made a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2006

BOOKS:
· #1 bestseller Power, the bestselling novels Queenie and The Fortune, a widely acclaimed book about his family, Charmed Lives, and more recently Country Matters, Another Life, Horse People, Ulysses S. Grant, Journey to a Revolution and Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer
· Films based on his books include the ABC-TV miniseries of Queenie, and Isnít She Great, based on his friendship with Jacqueline Susann.

MILITARY:
Served in Royal Air Force

EDUCATION:
Educated at Le Rosey, in Switzerland and attended Magdalen College, Oxford

PERSONAL:
· Born in London in 1933, and has lived in the U.S. since 1958.
· Lives on a farm in Dutchess County, New York, with his wife Margaret, with whom he has, co-authored two books, Horse Housekeeping and Cat People.

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Info: Michael Korda discusses his new book "IKE: An American Hero" on the military and presidential career of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Korda also talks about his experiences as the former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster, where he began working as an assistant editor in 1958 and became editor in chief 10 years later. He stepped down as the publishing firm's top editor in 2005, but continues to edit the works of several authors including David McCullough, Larry McMurtry, and Mary Higgins Clark.





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