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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. M. Plokhy Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781449808846
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For eight fateful days in 1945, three of the towering figures of the twentieth century—FDR, Churchill, and Stalin—met at a resort town on the Black Sea to decide on a strategy to defeat Germany and Japan, and to carve up the world. For more than sixty years, opinion has been bitterly divided on what they achieved. Did Yalta pave the way to the Cold War? Did FDR give too much to Stalin? In this groundbreaking book, Harvard historian S. M. Plokhy draws on newly declassified Soviet documents and unpublished diaries and letters of the participants to set the record straight.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A colorful and gripping portrait of the three aging leaders at their historic encounter.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Drawing upon formerly secret Soviet documents and reports and memoirs from all three sides, [Ploky] brings the conference and its key players to life, making a familiar story feel lively and fresh...compelling reading—for its details and drama.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] detailed and highly engrossing narrative.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An astute reappraisal of the Yalta Conference…fresh research drives this scholarly study of the complex blend of Yalta’s personalities and ideas.” Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadrian | 2/12/2013

    " Interesting new book, filled with thorough analysis of new archives which have been opened only recently. Details about how only so much could be done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 7/20/2012

    " I think it would have been hard to make this topic more interesting. Nevertheless, it's not really a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/11/2012

    " "In 1939 Stalin and the leaders of the Western democracies had conflicting goals; in 1941 they acquired a common enemy without changing their goals. At Yalta they faced the difficult task of agreeing to a new set of common goals once their enemy was defeated." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam DeVille, Ph.D. | 4/26/2012

    " One of the leading historians of Ukraine of our time here overturns some of the received myths about Yalta and gives the whole conference a fascinating fresh examination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Haskin | 3/22/2012

    " A well written, fresh look at an important political event in WWII. The author makes use of newly available sources to explain the day to day events of the Yalta conference, and the bargaining that took place to achieve the results. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Kukwa | 2/12/2012

    " It's pretty solid, and follows in the tried-and-tested Margaret MacMillan-style. However, the writing style becomes more and more dry as the page count increases, and the conclusions at the end of the book seem to be very passive, lacking much of the enthusiasm of the book's opening chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Roberts | 6/3/2011

    " Loved it but disturbing how they divided up the world.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Zielinsk | 12/28/2010

    " This is a little slow. It is a serious subject and you get information from a variety of sources but if you are interested in history it is worth your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wayne Q | 12/23/2010

    " revealing... Patton was right. Hard read, but very insightful.. "

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About the Author

S. M. Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and the author of several award-winning works on modern Russian and Ukrainian history.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier has appeared in numerous films, including Contact, You Don’t Know Jack, Thirteen Days, and Sex in the City. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration.