Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour


Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour Author Lynne Olson
ISBN-10 0812979354
ISBN-13 9780812979350
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind the scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain told from the perspective of three key American players in London Edward R Murrow the handsome chain smoking head of CBS News in Europe Averell Harriman the hard driving millionaire who ran FDRs Lend Lease program in London and John Gilbert Winant the shy idealistic U S ambassador to Britain Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchillso much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime ministers family Drawing from a variety of primary sources Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who determined to save Britain from Hitler helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time Deeply human brilliantly researched and beautifully written Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field

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