CB READS meets at 7pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, to discuss “Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour” by Lynne Olson. The book is “the behind-the-scenes story” of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman and John Gilbert Winant.
Morrow, a famous CBS newsman, Harriman, the millionaire diplomat who ran the Lend-Lease program, and Winant, a shy, idealistic ambassador to London, formed close ties to Winston Churchill and his advisers as they worked to save Britain from Hitler.
The book includes not only the ins and outs of diplomacy, but also the story of how all three men became romantically involved with Churchill women.
Cannon Beach Reads! is the monthly book discussion group which meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the library 12 months a year. Visitors are welcome. Library members may borrow a copy of the book as available. No library card is needed to join the discussion.