Citizens of London

Book Discussion Group Citizens of London

How Britain Was Rescued In Its Darkest, Finest Hour

by Lynne Olson

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This event was held Thursday, April 22, 2010
Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto

My latest book — Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour — will be published by Random House on Feb. 2, 2010. Like Troublesome Young Men, it deals with Britain in World War II, this time from an American perspective. In it, I focus on three Americans who lived in London during the war and who played major roles in forming and shaping the Anglo-American alliance — John Gilbert Winant, the American ambassador to Britain; Edward R. Murrow, the celebrated CBS broadcaster, and Averell Harriman, the head of Lend Lease in Britain. Each, in his own way, was crucial to the success of the “special relationship,” and each has a dramatic story to tell. – Lynne Olson