Lynne Olson (born August 19, 1949) is an American author, historian and journalist. She was born on August 19, 1949 and is married to Stanley Cloud, with whom she often writes. In 1969 she graduated from University of Arizona. Before becoming a writer she worked for the Associated Press and the Baltimore Sun. She has written several books on the history of the World War II era, which have received positive critical reviews.
- 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
- 'Those Angry Days' and '1940' by JACOB HEILBRUNN; The New York Times, July 25, 2013
- "Contemporary Authors Online". Biography in Context. Gale. 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- Lynne Olson.com - About Accessed Dec 7 2015
- Those Angry Days By Danny Heitman; The Christian Science Monitor MARCH 27, 2013
- "The Christophers, Inc". www.christophers.org. Retrieved 2016-01-14.