Lynne Olson

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Lynne Olson (born August 19, 1949) is an American author, historian and journalist.[1] She was born on August 19, 1949 and is married to Stanley Cloud, with whom she often writes.[2] In 1969 she graduated from University of Arizona.[2] Before becoming a writer she worked for the Associated Press and the Baltimore Sun.[3] She has written several books on the history of the World War II era, which have received positive critical reviews.[4]

In 2002 she won the Christopher Award for her book Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970.[2][5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism (1996, with Stanley Cloud) ISBN 978-0395680841
  • Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 (2002) ISBN 978-0684850139
  • A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II (2003, with Stanley Cloud) ISBN 978-0375726255
  • Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England (2007) ISBN 978-0374531331
  • Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour (2011) ISBN 978-0812979350
  • Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 (2013) ISBN 978-0812982145
  • Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War (2017) ISBN 978-0812997354
  • Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler (2019) ISBN 978-0812994766


  1. ^ 'Those Angry Days' and '1940' by JACOB HEILBRUNN; The New York Times, July 25, 2013
  2. ^ a b c "Contemporary Authors Online". Biography in Context. Gale. 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Lynne - About Accessed Dec 7 2015
  4. ^ Those Angry Days By Danny Heitman; The Christian Science Monitor MARCH 27, 2013
  5. ^ "The Christophers, Inc". Retrieved 2016-01-14.

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