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Lynne Olson

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Before I began writing books full time, I worked for more than ten years as a journalist, including stints as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. I've written six books of history, including the national bestseller "Citizens of London." My latest book, "Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight for World War II" (March 2013), tells the story of the brutal, no-holds-barred debate that raged in America over what its role should be in the Second World War.
One of my books has won the Christopher Award, and another has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history.
I currently live in Washington, D.C. with my husband and two dogs.

Those Angry Days was published two weeks ago, and it’s been a real whirlwind since then. Every time a book of mine has been published, I feel as if I’ve come out of several years of hibernation into the frenzy of the real world. This time, it’s been particularly intense, with lots of speaking engagements and interviews. The day before publication, I had a wonderful hour-long chat with Terry Gro...

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“we’re inclined to say what we think, even when we have not thought very much.”
Lynne Olson, Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

“In Europe, Murrow observed to his wife, people were dying and "a thousand years of civilization [were] being smashed" while America remained on the sidelines. How could one possibly be objective or neutral about that?”
Lynne Olson, Citizens of London: The Americans who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour

“In being able to learn from his mistakes and grow, Eisenhower "was transformed from a mere person into a personage.”
Lynne Olson, Citizens of London: The Americans who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour

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