๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-02-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 496
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781588369826
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : 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 FDRโ€™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 Churchillโ€”so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime ministerโ€™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.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-04-25
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 576
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780812997361
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as โ€œLast Hope Island.โ€ Getting there, one young emigrรฉ declared, was โ€œlike getting to heaven.โ€ In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson takes us back to those perilous days when the British and their European guests joined forces to combat the mightiest military force in history. Here we meet the courageous King Haakon of Norway, whose distinctive โ€œH7โ€ monogram became a symbol of his countryโ€™s resistance to Nazi rule, and his fiery Dutch counterpart, Queen Wilhelmina, whose antifascist radio broadcasts rallied the spirits of her defeated people. Here, too, is the Earl of Suffolk, a swashbuckling British aristocrat whose rescue of two nuclear physicists from France helped make the Manhattan Project possible. Last Hope Island also recounts some of the Europeansโ€™ heretofore unsung exploits that helped tilt the balance against the Axis: the crucial efforts of Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain; the vital role played by French and Polish code breakers in cracking the Germansโ€™ reputedly indecipherable Enigma code; and the flood of top-secret intelligence about German operationsโ€”gathered by spies throughout occupied Europeโ€”that helped ensure the success of the 1944 Allied invasion. A fascinating companion to Citizens of London, Olsonโ€™s bestselling chronicle of the Anglo-American alliance, Last Hope Island recalls with vivid humanity that brief moment in time when the peoples of Europe stood together in their effort to roll back the tide of conquest and restore order to a broken continent. Advance praise for Last Hope Island โ€œA rip-roaring saga of hairbreadth escape, espionage, and resistance during World War II, Lynne Olsonโ€™s Last Hope Island salvages the forgotten stories of a collection of heroic souls from seven countries overrun by Hitler who find refuge in Churchillโ€™s London and then seek payback in ways large and small. In thrilling fashion, Olson shows us that hell hath no fury like a small country scorned.โ€โ€”Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake โ€œLynne Olson is a master storyteller, and she brings her great gifts to this riveting narrative of the resistance to Hitlerโ€™s war machine. You will be thrilled and movedโ€”and enraged, saddened, and shockedโ€”by the courage and steadfastness, human waste and stupidity, carelessness and nobility, of an epic struggle. Last Hope Island is a smashing good tale.โ€โ€”Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Being Nixon โ€œA powerful and surprising account of how figures from Nazi-occupied Europe found Great Britain an essential shield and sword in the struggle against Hitler. This is a wonderful work of history, told in Olsonโ€™s trademark style.โ€โ€”Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prizeโ€“winning author of American Lion


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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Macmillan
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008-04-29
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 448
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0374531331
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Describes how, in 1940, a group of rebellious Tory members of Parliament defied the appeasement policies of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to force his resignation and bring to power Winston Churchill.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : J. Laite
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Springer
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-12-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 299
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780230354210
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : David Hancock
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1997-09-13
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 477
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 052162942X
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House Incorporated
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2013
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 548
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781400069743
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry in World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolation factions as represented by the government, in the press and on the streets, in an account that explores the forefront roles of British-supporter President Roosevelt and isolationist Charles Lindbergh. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Anchor Canada
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-05-03
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 496
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780385669399
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Alliances

SYNOPSIS : While justly acclaimed as the closest, most successful military partnership in history, the "special relationship" forged between the United States and Britain during World War II was anything but the inevitable alliance it appears to be in hindsight. As the countries of Western Europe fell one by one to Hitler, and Britain alone resisted him, aid from the U.S. was late, expensive, and reluctantly granted by an isolationist government that abhorred the idea of another world war. Citizens of London is the behind-the-scenes story of the slow, difficult growth of the Anglo-American wartime alliance, told from the perspective of three key Americans in London who played vital roles in creating it and making it work. In her close-focus, character-driven narrative, Lynne Olson, former White House journalist and LA Times Book Prize finalist for her last book, Troublesome Young Men, sets the three Americans - Averell Harriman, Edward R. Murrow, and John Gilbert Winant - at the heart of her dramatic story. Harriman was the rich, well-connected director of President Roosevelt's controversial Lend-Lease program in which the U.S., a still neutral country, "loaned" military equipment to the UK; Murrow, the handsome, innovative head of CBS News, was the first person to broadcast over live, on-location radio to the American public, and Winant, the least known but most crucial of the three, was the shy former New Hampshire governor who became the new U.S. ambassador to England after Joseph Kennedy quit the post and fled the country as bombs rained down around him. Citizens of London opens in 1941 at the bleakest period of the war, when Britain withstood nine months of nightly bomb attacks and food and supplies were running out as German ships and U-boats had the island nation surrounded. Churchill was demanding and imploring FDR to help, but the U.S. did its best to ignore England's desperate plight. It was the work of these three key men, Olson argues, that eventually changed American attitudes. So above all this is a human story, focusing on the individuals who shaped this important piece of history. Key to the book is the extremely close relationship between Winston Churchill and the three Americans, and indeed, so intimate were their ties that all three men had love affairs with women in Churchill's family. Set in the dangerous, vibrant world of wartorn London, Citizens of London is rich, highly readable, engrossing history, the story of three influential men and their immediate circle who shaped the world we live in. From the Hardcover edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lynne Olson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2007-12-18
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 512
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307424501
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAFโ€™s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were โ€œadoptedโ€ by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the warโ€™s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War IIโ€“and Polishโ€“history. From the Trade Paperback edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : David Buckingham
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Routledge
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2002-01-04
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 248
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781134610570
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Based on research conducted in Britain and the US, The Making of Citizens traces the dynamic complexities of young people's interpretations of news, and their judgements about the ways in which key social and political issues are represented. Rather than bemoaning young people's ignorance, he argues that we need to rethink what counts as political understanding in contemporary societies, suggesting that we need forms of factual reporting that will engage more effectively with young people's changing perceptions of themselves as citizens. The Making of Citizens provides a significant contribution to the study of media audiences and a timely intervention in contemporary debates about citizenship and political education.