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Description - Citizens Of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain InIts Darkest,Finest Hour by Lynne Olson

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 Londonis a triumph.
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.

A nuanced history that captures the immense amount of material on the period and crafts a cracking good read.' New York Post

'Three fascinating Americans living in London helped cement the World War II alliance between Roosevelt and Churchill. Lynne Olson brings us the wonderful saga of Harriman, Murrow, and Winant. Her book is a triumph of research and storytelling. It's history on an intimate level.' Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925106886
ISBN-10: 1925106888
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Pages: 431
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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