Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
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... show more
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 FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s 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.
Publish date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, American History
, World War II
, European History
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, Lynne Olson, author; Arthur Morey, narrator Early on, the author makes his pro Obama view obvious which tells you the book will have a decided slant to the left. Although the author praises Obama’s efforts and worl...
This is about a group of American men who supported the people of England during WWII before the rest of America declared war. This book originally focuses on John Gilbert Winant, Edward R. Murrow, and Averell Harriman but it does also discuss other Americans in London. I really enjoyed reading abou...
Citizens of London, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.1) I love you because by taking a look at something other than the battles and the big names, you lulled me in to reading and caring about the war. I've always avoided reading about WWII because so many of the books are about specific ...
I was very pleased with this one, and found all of the various players in this remarkable and interesting to read. The book flows nicely, with hardly a pause and keeps the reader engaged in this chronicle of standing up to overwhelming opposition and deciding to fight on anyway. Very much recommende...
As interesting as a non fiction book may be, it still takes me a while to get through it. I finally finished Citizens of London months after I started.Citizens of London was a very readable account a small group of Americans who tried to rally their country to help the ailing British in WWII in the ...