“Czechs, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians have joined their causes to our own.” Winston S. Churchill, 18 June 1940. Exiled Heads of European States (above) meeting with King and Queen of England. Left to right: Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, Miss Beneš, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Miss Raczkiewicz, King George VI of England, King Peter of Yugoslavia, King Haakon of Norway, Queen Elizabeth of England, President Vładysław Raczkiewicz of Poland, and President Edvard Beneš of Czechoslovakia.
Event to be held a the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM – Dinner at 7:00 PM.
Annual Birthday Address “Last Hope Island: Churchill, Britain and the Partnership with Occupied Europe” will be given by author and historian by Lynne Olson.
Black Tie and Decorations (or dark suit), $95 per person, all-inclusive. Please RSVP by November 27.
Lynne Olson is a New York Times-bestselling author of seven books, most dealing in some way with World War II and Britain’s crucial role in that conflict. She is also a long-standing supporter of the International Churchill Society. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called Olson “our era’s foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy.”
Her latest book, from which her address is taken, is Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War (Random House, April 2017). The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Olson’s previous two books, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, were New York Times bestsellers. The New York Times and Kirkus named Those Angry Days as one of the best books of 2013. Citizens of London was selected by the American Library Association as one of its top nonfiction books in 2010 and was on Amazon’s list of best books of 2010.
Before becoming a full-time author, Olson worked as a journalist with the Associated Press as a national feature writer in New York, a foreign correspondent in the AP’s Moscow bureau, and a political reporter in Washington. She left the AP to join the Washington bureau of the Baltimore Sun, where she covered national politics and eventually the White House.
Olson lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Stanley Cloud, with whom she has co-authored two books.
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