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Anastasia

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

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lynne Olson
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (341)

    Here is 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. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

    Susan says: "If we are together nothing is impossible"
    "Fascinating even if you're not a history buff"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have given this book to four friends and everyone has found it beautifully written, with a cannot-put-down investigation into what went on behind the scenes during World War II. My only disappointment was when the book ended. I want more from this author.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was perfect.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Citizens of London?

    None. It is a brilliant book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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