Books by Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, former White House correspondent for The Sun (Baltimore), is the author of many books, including Freedom’s Daughters, and co-author, with her husband, Stanley Cloud, of A Question of Honor and The Murrow Boys. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Released: April 25, 2017

"Feel-good histories of World War II have fallen out of fashion, but Britain's sole stand against Hitler remains inspiring. Despite the title, the occupied nations that she sheltered did not 'turn the tide,' but Olson delivers an engrossing, sometimes-disturbing account of their energetic efforts."
A "rich, intensely human story" of European cooperation during World War II. Read full book review >
Released: March 26, 2013

"A vivid, colorful evocation of a charged era."
A fully fleshed-out portrait of the battle between the interventionists and isolationists in the 18 months leading up to Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A nuanced history that captures the intensity of life in a period when victory was not a foregone conclusion."
How the initially fragile Anglo-American alliance was forged in the perilous days of World War II. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2007

"A patient study of what political foot soldiers can accomplish when the need to remove an unpopular boss arises."
Strong account, by historian/journalist Olson (A Question of Honor, 2003, etc.), of the insurgency that ended Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 2003

"A fine portrait, and a well-placed condemnation of a shameful episode in history: the betrayal of Poland."
A lively tale of Poland's famed WWII fighter wing, which contributed materially to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Giving credit where it is long overdue, Olson makes a welcome addition to civil-rights literature."
A celebration of largely forgotten players in the African-American struggle for civil rights. Read full book review >
Released: May 6, 1996

"A nicely told look back at what was, and a glimpse of what might have been, in the field of broadcast journalism."
An absorbing, frequently poignant narrative about the heroes of CBS radio news, the men and women who set the standards for broadcast journalism during WW II, and about what happened to the heroes, and the standards, in the years that followed. Read full book review >