The bestselling historian Lynne Olson discusses her new book, Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War (Random House, 2017), with Joseph Planta.
|Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson (Random House, 2017).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Lynne Olson joins me now. The bestselling author and historian has just published a new book Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War. Like her previous books, this one is bound to be a bestseller. And how. It’s a riveting read about how England became the crucial centre against Hitler, as exiled leaders throughout Europe congregated. Charles De Gaulle had come from France, as had Polish pilots and codebreakers, and Kings and Queens from Norway and Holland. As usual, Ms. Olson provides the reader with a remarkable cast of characters, people who deserve their rightful place in history with narratives coloured by their exploits, courage, heroism, and humanity. Lynne Olson is the author of bestsellers Those Angry Days, Citizens of London, Trouble Young Men, The Murrow Boys, Freedom’s Daughters, and A Question of Honor. The website for more is at www.lynneolson.com . This new book is published by Random House. I am very pleased to welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from Toronto, Ontario in early April, Lynne Olson; Ms. Olson, good morning.