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The Daughters of Yalta

The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans - a Story of Love and War

Catherine Grace Katz

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HARPER360
06 January 2021
History; General & world history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Diplomacy; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - History
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The brilliant untold story of three daughters of diplomacy: Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, glamorous, fascinating young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Stalin in the waning days of World War II.

With victory close at hand, the Yalta conference was held across a tense week in February 1945 as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin attempted to agree on an end to the war, and to broker post-war peace.

In Daughters of Yalta, Catherine Katz uncovers the dramatic story of the three young women who travelled with their fathers to the Yalta conference, each bound by fierce ambition and intertwined romances that powerfully coloured these crucial days. Kathleen Harriman, twenty-seven, was a champion skier, war correspondent, and daughter to US Ambassador to Russia Averell Harriman. She acted as his translator and arranged much of the conference's fine detail. Sarah Churchill, an actress-turned-RAF officer, was devoted to her brilliant father, who in turn depended on her astute political mind. FDR's only daughter, Anna, chosen over Eleanor Roosevelt to accompany the president to Yalta, arrived there as holder of her father's most damaging secret.

Telling the little-known story of the huge role these women played in a political maelstrom and the shaping of a post-war world, Daughters of Yalta is a remarkable account of behind-the-scenes female achievement, and of fathers and daughters whose relationships were tested and strengthened in their joint effort to shape one of the most precarious periods of recent history.
By:   Catherine Grace Katz
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   550g
ISBN:   9780008299729
ISBN 10:   0008299722
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   06 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Catherine Katz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 2013, where she studied history and economics. In 2014, Catherine received an M.Phil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where she wrote her dissertation on the origins of modern counterintelligence practices and their implications on the debate surrounding the right to privacy. She is an Adjunct Fellow of the American Security Project and serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Alumni Association.

Reviews for The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans - a Story of Love and War

'Catherine Grace Katz paints a vivid portrait of one of history's great international summits through the eyes of three young women, each a daughter of a key participant. We get the inside story, and learn the compelling details that bring history to life' Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile


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