Citizens of London
Score: 4.5
From 168 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author: Lynne Olson
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 12455837 Bytes


“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 min...

Citizens of London
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369826


Citizens of London Book Description :

“Engaging and original, rich in anecdote and analysis, this is a terrific work of history.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion 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 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 fami...

Citizens of London
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385669382


Citizens of London Book Description :

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 na...

Citizens of London
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-05-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925113891


Citizens of London Book Description :

An enthralling, behind-the-scenes account of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain. Citizens of London brings out of history’s shadows the three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking news reporter; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease programme in London; and John G. Winant, the shy, idealistic US ambassador. Citizens of London examines how these men fought to save Britain in its darkest hour. Each formed close ties with Winston Churchill — so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing on a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skilfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these me...

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens


  • Author : J. Laite
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-12-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230354210


Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens Book Description :

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....

Citizens of the World
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Citizens of the World


  • Author : David Hancock
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052162942X


Citizens of the World Book Description :

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

The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere


  • Author : David Goodhart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849049139


The Road to Somewhere Book Description :

A robust and timely investigation into the political and moral fault-lines that divide Brexit Britain and Trump's America -- and how a new settlement may be achieved. Several decades of greater economic and cultural openness in the West have not benefited all our citizens. Among those who have been left behind, a populist politics of culture and identity has successfully challenged the traditional politics of Left and Right, creating a new division: between the mobile "achieved" identity of the people from Anywhere, and the marginalized, roots-based identity of the people from Somewhere. This schism accounts for the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, the decline of the center-left, and the rise of populism across Europe. David Goodhart's comp...

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997361


Last Hope Island Book Description :

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 “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “...