February 24, 2016

Morven Presents Author Lynn Olson’s Lecture On Roosevelt, Lindbergh, WW II at McCosh 50

Best-selling author Lynn Olson will deliver a lecture on Morven Museum & Garden’s behalf on Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at McCosh 50. “Those Angry Days: The Lindberghs and World War II” is presented in conjunction with Morven’s exhibition “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age.”

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required but seating is limited to a first come, first serve basis. Doors to McCosh 50 will open at 3 p.m.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright says, “With this stirring book, Lynne Olson confirms her status as our era’s foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy. Those Angry Days tells the extraordinary tale of America’s internal debate about whether and how to stop Hitler. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and surprising twists, the text raises moral and practical questions that we still struggle with today.”

According to Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen, “Lynne Olson’s groundbreaking history vividly captures a previously unexplored period of 20th century America. At its heart, Those Angry Days is a gripping tale of the brutal battle between two larger-than-life antagonists, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Charles Lindbergh, but Olson’s compelling cast of characters includes numerous unsung heroes such as Britain’s Lord Lothian and defeated Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie. With fresh insights and riveting new details, Olson examines the shifting alliances and intrigues, the passions that divided families, and the compromises and campaigns that galvanized America to give vital assistance to Britain when it was threatened with massive defeat by Nazi Germany.”

Lynne Olson spent seven years with the Associated Press, working as national feature writer in New York, a foreign correspondent in the AP’s Moscow bureau, and a political reporter in Washington. She also covered politics and eventually the White House for the Baltimore Sun. Her book Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour (Random House, 2010) examines the heroism of, among others, U.S. Ambassador Gil Winant, grandfather of Princeton’s Dr. John Winant.