Lynne Olson presents Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped to continue the fight. Exiled there as well was General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young émigré declared, was “like getting to heaven.” This epic, character-driven story takes us back to those perilous days.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Before Lynne Olson began writing books full time, she worked more than 10 years as a journalist, including stints as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. She has written seven history books, including the New York Times best sellers Those Angry Days and Citizens of London. Olson has won the Christopher Award and has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history.
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