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

Diane Armstrong, April 11, 2010

What a writer Lynn Olson is! Tell your friends you've just read the most wonderful book about WW2, friends who lived through it, played a part in it, made studies of it,and you may hear "I'm through with World War 2" meaning: "I know enough."

Unuh. First, here's a book about a subject it's easy to be heavy handed about - statistics, official jargon, military maps galore - that the interested but non-military reader could indeed have had enough of. Not here. Know all you need to know about the American part in the political and diplomatic contest of the centuries? Right, tell me all you know about John Gilbert Winant, an unknown (to so many) major hero of the American Pantheon and now, of my heart. And then the arrangement of reams of information and the gliding prose it's presented in. As I said, Lynn Olson is some writer. You'll fly through the almost 400 pages as if you were reading the most mind- and heart-gripping drama. Which you will be.
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