Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood by Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour – Lynne Olson (2010 Nonfiction)
Despite the commonality of language and history, the alliance between the United States and Britain, especially preceding WWII, was not assured. Three Americans, living in London at the time, Averell Harriman, Edward R. Murrow, and John Winant, understood Britain’s peril against the aggressive Hitler and worked diligently to convince President Roosevelt and the skeptical American public that on moral and practical grounds, it was necessary for the U.S. to support the United Kingdom and allies and enter WWII. A most interesting book, it gives an added dimension to the volumes of material currently available about the Second World War. Available in both hardback and E-Books in the library.
Reviewed by Carol Lyke