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Last Hope Island

Coming April 2017

“This is a wonderful work of history, told in Olson’s trademark style.”
–Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author

From the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days, a groundbreaking account of how Britain abandoned its centuries-old aloofness from Europe to welcome to its shores the exiled leaders and people of the European countries vanquished by Hitler… |Read more

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“Lynne Olson is a master storyteller.”
—Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Being Nixon

“A rip-roaring saga of hair-breadth escape, espionage, and resistance.”
—Erik Larson, New York Times best-selling author of Dead Wake

Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of seven 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 Olson “our era’s foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy.”

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AMERICA FIRST: A BAD IDEA THEN — AND NOW - Donald Trump has made “America First” his clarion call. That phrase was the centerpiece of his campaign, and he doubled down on it in his inaugural address, declaring, “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America First.” As Trump is well aware, America First was the name of a notorious organization that crusaded […]
Queen Wilhelmina: “A Bold and Noble Woman” - As a little girl, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands had taken to heart the declared aim of her English governess to make “a bold and noble woman out of you.” From childhood, Wilhelmina’s dream had been to perform “great deeds,” like those of her famed royal ancestors, including William of Orange, the king of Holland […]

Lynne Olson’s Books

Lynne Olson is the New York Times bestselling author of 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 Hour. Among her five other books is Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. | View All

Those Angry Days BookCitizens of London BookTroublesome Young Men Book