Those Angry Days: Author Lynne Olson’s Talk on the Debate over U.S. Involvement in World War II
Early this month, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and The Writing Center welcomed acclaimed author Lynne Olson to Hunter. Olson spoke about her latest work, Those Angry Days, which chronicles the bitter, largely forgotten nationwide debate that raged between 1939 and 1941 over U.S. intervention in World War II. The book has garnered widespread praise since its publication in March, and is already a New York Times Bestseller.
One of Olson's previous books, Troublesome Young Men, described the circumstances, events and people behind British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's ascent to power - at a time when England, too, was deeply divided about how to respond to Nazi Germany's war of expansion.
Olson's appearance at Roosevelt House was part of the ongoing Tina Flaherty-Winston Churchill Literary Series. The video of her highly enlightening talk can be viewed here: www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/events/lynne-olson/.