Simons Lecture: Journalist Lynne Olson on Churchill, Roosevelt, and World War II

Published: October 15th, 2014

Category: Feature, History Department News, Recent News

The History Department is pleased to announce that  bestselling author and journalist Lynne Olson will be the speaker at the in this year’s Gary C. and Eleanor G. Simons Lecture in American History.  On Thursday, November  6 at 5:30 p.m., Olson will speak on “Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill, and America’s Fight Over World War II.”  The talk will be be in Flint 50 on the University of Florida campus and will be followed by a brief reception.  This talk is free and open to the public.

Olson is the author of four books, including Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 (Random House, 2013); Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour (Random House, 2010); A Question of Honor: The Kosckiusko Squadron, Forgotten Heroes of World War II (Knopf, 2003); Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 (Scribner, 2002); and Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England (Farr, Straus & Giroux, 2007).


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