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The Resource Citizens of London

Citizens of London

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Citizens of London
Title
Citizens of London
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"Engaging and original, rich in anecdote and analysis, this is a terrific work of history."—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American LionThe 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.Praise for Citizens of London"Brilliantly bursting with beautiful prose, Olson flutters our hearts by capturing the essence of the public and private lives of those who faced death, touched the precipice, hung on by their eyelids, and saved the free world from destruction by the forces of evil."—Bill Gardner, New Hampshire Secretary of State "If you don't think there's any more to learn about the power struggles, rivalries and dramas—both personal and political—about the US-British aliance in the World War II years, this book will change your mind—and keep you turning the pages as well."—Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News "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. A triumph of research and storytelling, Citizens of London is history on an intimate level."—Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein
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Olson, Lynne
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Citizens of London
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b2a810d2-fad0-4444-beb0-2663abbe5971
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588369826
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optical disk
Label
Citizens of London
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b2a810d2-fad0-4444-beb0-2663abbe5971
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588369826
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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    Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave, North Fond du Lac, WI, 54937, US
    43.8089201 -88.4810291
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