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Strenghening a Special Relationship
At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in the Great Hall at ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE in Santa Fe, historian and long-time White House correspondent Lynne Olson introduced Citizens of London, her moving account of “The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour.” This volume has been praised by such notables as Tom Brokaw, Walter Isaacson, Chris Matthews, John Meacham, and Strobe Talbott. On February 3 Robert Siegel interviewed Ms. Olson on NPR's All Things Considered. On March 3 she spoke with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. On Sunday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. EDT she appeared on C-SPAN2's Book TV. Citizens of London builds on earlier triumphs like The Murrow Boys (1996), which Ms. Olson co-authored with her husband Stanley Cloud, a former bureau head for Time magazine, Freedom’s Daughters (2001), a tribute to women in the civil rights movement, and Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England (2007). The last two titles were on hand for purchase and inscription, and the author’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion, moderated by the GUILD's John Andrews, that put spotlights on Ms. Olson, Mr. Cloud, and ST. JOHN’S President Michael P. Peters.

Admission to this two-hour gathering, which had been arranged in association with the SANTA FE COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, was $15 for members of SFCIR and $20 for others, among them those connected with either the SHAKESPEARE GUILD or the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION. Visit our Membership page for categories of affiliation with the GUILD. Once there, you’ll find a link to a section that enables you to enroll as a constituent, to book for one or more programs, or to do both.