Lynne Olson Speaks to the SWCSO

May 9, 2013
Lynne Olson, acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men (the tale of the young Parliamentarian rebels who struggled to convince their colleagues that Churchill was needed) and Citizens of London (the story of Americans Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman and Gil Winant in wartime London), came to Ottawa to speak to the SWCSO about her newest book, Those Angry Days. In that personalized history, she dissected the pre-Pearl Harbor interventionist vs. non-interventionist conflict in the United States. The protagonists were the two most popular Americans of the day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and aviator Charles Lindbergh. The tale she wove captivated the audience at the Residence of the American Ambassador and Mrs. Jacobson.