Posted on December 3, 2020 · Posted in Book Discussions, Roosevelt House General News

Please tune in this weekend to C-SPAN2
for a television broadcast of

A Roosevelt House Presentation:
Catherine Grace Katz
In Conversation with Amanda Foreman

The Daughters of Yalta:
The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans – A Story of Love and War

Saturday, December 5
9am (EST)

Sunday, December 6
7:50pm (EST)

Originally presented as a live Zoom discussion on November 12, Catherine Grace Katz and Amanda Foreman on The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans – A Story of Love and War will be featured twice this weekend on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV.

The Daughters of Yalta presents for the first time an account of the Yalta Conference of February 1945 through the eyes of the three young women who attended it with their famous and powerful fathers. Meticulously researched and compellingly written, The Daughters of Yalta uncovers the dramatic story of the loyal and politically savvy daughters chosen to accompany their fathers to Yalta: Kathleen Harriman, a champion skier, war correspondent, and daughter of U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman; Sarah Churchill, daughter of the British Prime Minister, an actress-turned-RAF officer; and FDR’s only daughter, Anna, who arrived at Yalta as keeper of some of her father’s most important secrets.

By providing their perspective, Katz delivers a fresh and vital vantage point on the historic Yalta Conference that strained the wartime alliance among Roosevelt, Churchill, and Joseph Stalin—just as allied victory was close at hand.

Catherine Grace Katz is an historian with degrees in history from Harvard and Cambridge. She is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School. The Daughters of Yalta is her first book.

Amanda Foreman is a biographer, historian, and Wall Street Journal columnist whose bestselling books include Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided. In 2021 Penguin Random House will publish her next book, The World Made by Women. 


Dear Friend of Roosevelt House:

Thank you for attending our public programs in such great numbers during these fraught eight months of lockdown and social distancing. Since March, when the pandemic first struck New York and the house closed its doors, we have welcomed more than 10,000 attendees to Roosevelt House Zoom events. Our priority has been, and remains, assembling the best thinkers and authors we can bring before you, in both new and encore programming, to help us both to remember past crises and challenges, and navigate the challenges of the current crisis. Even though we very much miss welcoming you to Roosevelt House in person, we pledge to you that, as long as we must, we will continue featuring opportunities for civic engagement online.

To fulfill these goals we look to you, more than ever, for your crucially needed financial support. December 1 was “Giving Tuesday,” and we ask that you help us navigate these unprecedented times—and opportunities—by contributing to Roosevelt House so that our programming can continue robustly.


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