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About the Author: Lynne Olson

Before I began writing books full time, I worked for more than ten years as a journalist, including stints as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. I've written seven books of history, including the New York Times bestsellers "Those Angry Days" and "Citizens of London." My latest book, "Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War" focuses on the extraordinary partnership between Britain and occupied Europe to fight Nazi Germany. It will be published on April 25, 2017.
One of my books has won the Christopher Award, and another has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history.
I currently live in Washington, D.C. with my husband and two dogs.


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the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour by

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Paperback, Published in Nov 2015 by Scribe UK

ISBN10: 1925228150 | ISBN13: 9781925228151

Page count: 448

An enthralling, behind-the-scenes account of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain.



Citizens of London brings out of history’s shadows the three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking news reporter; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease programme in London; and John G. Winant, the shy, idealistic US ambassador. Citizens of London examines how these men fought to save Britain in its darkest hour. Each formed close ties with Winston Churchill — so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family.



Drawing on a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skilfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious FDR and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a triumph.

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