Citizens of London

  • Brand/Author: Olson, Lynne
  • Product Code: 9781588369826
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Format :Ebook (ePub)
  • Publisher :Random House Publishing Group
  • Language :English

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The acclaimed author ofTroublesome Young Menreveals 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 Churchillso 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 Londonis a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.

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