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Eight days at Yalta : how Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin shaped the post-war world

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"While some of the last battles of WWII were being fought, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin-the so-called "Big Three"-met from February 4-11, 1945, in the Crimean resort town of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast, and intermittent bonhomie, while Soviet soldiers and NKVD men patrolled the grounds of the three palaces occupied by their delegations, they decided, among other things, on the endgame of the war against Nazi Germany and how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations, on the price of Soviet entry into the war against Japan, on the new borders of Poland, and on spheres of influence elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Greece. With the deep insight of a skilled historian, drawing on the memorable accounts of those who were there-from the leaders and high-level advisors such as Averell Harriman, Anthony Eden, and Andrei Gromyko, to Churchill's clear-eyed secretary Marian Holmes and FDR's insightful daughter Anna Boettiger-Diana Preston has, on the 75th anniversary of this historic event, crafted a masterful and vivid chronicle of the conference that created the post-war world, out of which came decisions that still resonate loudly today"--

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  • ISBN: 9780802147653
  • ISBN: 0802147658
  • Physical Description: xvii, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : , illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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PERSONALITIES, POLITICS AND PRESSURES -- 'The Big Three' -- 'We Ended Friends' -- PREPARATIONS, EARLY 1945, MALTA AND ELSEWHERE -- Argonaut -- 'One Tiny Bright Flame in the Darkness' -- 'JAW TO JAW', YALTA, 3-11 FEBRUARY -- 'All the Comforts of Home' -- 'Uncle Joe and Stone Arse' -- 'To Each According to his Deserts' -- 'The Monstrous Bastard of the Peace of Versailles' -- 'The Riviera of Hades' -- 'The Broad Sun-Lit Plains of Peace and Happiness' -- 'Quite a Decent Arrangement About Poland' -- 'Judge Roosevelt Approves' -- 'A Landmark in Human History' -- AN ALLIANCE UNDER PRESSURE, FEBRUARY TO AUGUST -- Elephants in the Room -- 'A Fraudulent Prospectus' -- 'I Liked the Little Son of a Bitch' -- AFTERMATH -- The Iron Curtain Descends.
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"While some of the last battles of WWII were being fought, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin-the so-called "Big Three"-met from February 4-11, 1945, in the Crimean resort town of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast, and intermittent bonhomie, while Soviet soldiers and NKVD men patrolled the grounds of the three palaces occupied by their delegations, they decided, among other things, on the endgame of the war against Nazi Germany and how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations, on the price of Soviet entry into the war against Japan, on the new borders of Poland, and on spheres of influence elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Greece. With the deep insight of a skilled historian, drawing on the memorable accounts of those who were there-from the leaders and high-level advisors such as Averell Harriman, Anthony Eden, and Andrei Gromyko, to Churchill's clear-eyed secretary Marian Holmes and FDR's insightful daughter Anna Boettiger-Diana Preston has, on the 75th anniversary of this historic event, crafted a masterful and vivid chronicle of the conference that created the post-war world, out of which came decisions that still resonate loudly today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Yalta Conference (1945 : IƁAlta, Ukraine)
World War (1939-1945)
Yalta Conference.
World War, 1939-1945 > Diplomatic history.
Diplomatic history.
Diplomatic relations.
Europe > Foreign relations > United States.
United States > Foreign relations > Europe.
Europe.
United States.


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