Jan Olof Olsson

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Jan Olof Olsson.

Jan Olof Lennart Olsson (pen name Jolo) (31 March 1920 Stockholm, Sweden — 30 April 1974, Hjärnarp, Skåne) was a popular Swedish writer and a journalist for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter where he elevated the short sketch to an art. He was married to Margareta Sjögren, a journalist at another Swedish newspaper.

Olsson is most known for his books about World War I and World War II, in Swedish named Den okände soldaten (1965; The unknown soldier) and Någonstans i Sverige (1974; Somewhere in Sweden), and several essays on popular history has been issued as books.

He also wrote a large number of travel books. In both fields his real strength lies in his ability to use vivid and picturesque situations to illustrate general patterns.

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  • 1954 Drottningens England
  • 1956 Årsklass 39
  • 1957 Irland, den omöjliga ön
  • 1958 Chicago
  • 1960 Leningrad, S:t Petersburg
  • 1961 Och deras fall blev stort!
  • 1961 Det glada Stockholm
  • 1962 Amerikafeber
  • 1963 Mittåt
  • 1964 1914
  • 1966 Ner till Bosporen
  • 1966 Drottningens England
  • 1967 De tre från Haparanda
  • 1968 Plogen och stjärnorna
  • 1968 I Dublins vackra stad
  • 1969 Slipsen i Krakow
  • 1970 Generaler och likställda
  • 1970 Mord och sol och vår
  • 1971 Lågtryck över Irland
  • 1973 De tre mot Petrograd
  • 1974 Någonstans i Sverige

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