Lynne Olson
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Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain's crucial role in that conflict. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called her "our era's foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy."
Lynne's latest book, Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against the Nazis, will be published by Random House in spring 2019. Two of her previous books, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, were New York Times bestsellers.
Born in Hawaii, Lynne graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a journalist for ten years, first with the Associated Press as a national feature writer in New York, a foreign correspondent in AP's Moscow bureau, and a political reporter in Washington. She left the AP to join the Washington bureau of the Baltimore Sun, where she covered national politics and eventually the White House.
Lynne lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Stanley Cloud, with whom she co-authored two books. Visit Lynne Olson at http://lynneolson.com.

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    • Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    • The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    In 1941 a 31-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization - the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Listen to learn more about Marie-Madeleine Fourcade....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous book, inappropriate narrator

    • By LJH on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Last Hope Island

    • Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting, and informative even for students of history

    • By Go Steelers on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Citizens of London

    • The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    In Citizens of London, Lynne Olson has written a work of World War II history even more relevant and revealing than her acclaimed Troublesome Young Men....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If we are together nothing is impossible

    • By Susan on 03-06-10
    • The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-22-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Those Angry Days

    • Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    At the center of the debate over American intervention in World War II stood the two most famous men in America....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incivility in Politics - A Real Shocker!

    • By Carole T. on 04-24-13
    • Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 177 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Troublesome Young Men

    • The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government and also of Britain - indeed, perhaps, the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive

    • By Jean on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $29.95

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