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

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Eight days at Yalta, how Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin shaped the post-war world, Diana Preston
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-379) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Eight days at Yalta
Nature of contents
bibliography
Responsibility statement
Diana Preston
Sub title
how Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin shaped the post-war world
Summary
"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