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Citizens of London : the Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

Author: Lynne Olson
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant.
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Named Person: Edward R Murrow; W Averell Harriman; John G Winant; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; W Averell Harriman; Edward R Murrow; John G Winant; W Averell Harriman; Edward R Murrow; John G Winant; John Gilbert Winant; Edward R Murrow; William Averell Harriman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Olson
ISBN: 9781400067589 1400067588 9781588369826 158836982X
OCLC Number: 475128031
Description: xix, 471 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: "There's no place I'd rather be than in England" --
"You are the best reporter in all of Europe" --
The opportunity of a lifetime --
"He seems to get confidence in having us around" --
Members of the family --
"Mr. Harriman enjoys my complete confidence" --
"I want to be in it with you --
from the start" --
"Pearl Harbor attacked?" --
Creating the alliance --
"An Englishman spoke in Grosvenor Square" --
"He'll never let us down" --
"Are we fighting Nazis or sleeping with them?" --
The forgotten allies --
"A caul of privilege" --
"A chase pilot --
first, last, and always" --
"Crossing the ocean doesn't automatically make you a hero" --
"You will find us lining up with the Russians" --
"Would the damn thing work?" --
Crisis in the alliance --
"Finis" --
"I shall always feel that I am a Londoner" --
"We all lost a friend in 'im."
Other Titles: Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
Responsibility: Lynne Olson.
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