Search Results: "Lynne Olson"


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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. Read full book review >

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WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >

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THE ICON by Neil Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A passable debut with good scenery."
Old enemies from the partisan warfare in WWII Greece bring their various lusts for an ancient Byzantine icon to New York City and Westchester. Read full book review >

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TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >

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JOYRIDE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Some will want to balance this employer's-eye view of migrant labor with books such as S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (1993, not reviewed), but Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An affluent Oregon teenager undergoes some value adjustment when he's forced to help a grower with the strawberry harvest in this earnest and engaging debut. Read full book review >