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

Lynne Olson
Format
Book
Published
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed
Language
English
ISBN
0812979354, 9780812979350
Summary
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.
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".
Description
xix, 471 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-449) and index.
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