Published Oct 2019
A riveting chronicle of the February 1945 conference that shaped the outcome of one war – and gave birth to another…
In the last winter of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin arrived in the Crimean resort of Yalta.
In just over a week, they decided on the conduct of the final stages of war against Germany and how they would carve up once the war was over.
Three months later, Roosevelt was dead and Churchill was writing to the new President, Harry S. Truman of ‘an iron curtain’.
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the Yalta Conference in February 2020, Diana Preston chronicles the eight crucial days that created the post-war world.
Meticulously researched and vividly written, Eight Days at Yalta is a remarkable work of intense historical drama.