On Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 PM, join us for an outdoor, socially distanced book release party with Chicago native Catherine Grace Katz as we celebrate her acclaimed new history, The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans, A Story of Love and War. This free event takes place in front of Good Grapes, at 821 Chestnut Court in Winnetka, IL. Note the event is ticketed and space is limited.
Please contact Robert at events@thebookstall to reserve your place. Attendees will be able to have a glass of wine on a beautiful fall evening, learn more about Catherine’s book, and get their copy autographed by the author. Details will be sent to ticketholders who make their reservations. Note that masks will be required for wine and book purchasing.
Can’t make this event? Don’t fret, the following evening (10/1 at 6 PM) there’s a virtual book event via our friends at the University Club.
In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews, calls The Daughters of Yalta “A singular take on the history of the Yalta Conference, viewed through the eyes of the three notable daughters who supported their famous fathers, the "Big Three," and contributed in heretofore undocumented ways . . . A substantive debut work of first-rate scholarship… Katz effectively shows how these three often overlooked women proved to be indispensable in a variety of ways. Engaging, multilayered history of the best kind, grounded in telling detail and marvelous personalities.”
More About the Book: Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin just as victory was close at hand. Catherine Grace Katz uncovers the story of the three young women who were chosen by their fathers to travel with them to Yalta, each bound by fierce family loyalty, political savvy, and intertwined romances that powerfully colored these crucial days. Kathleen Harriman was a champion skier, war correspondent, and the daughter of Averell Harriman, the US ambassador to the Soviet Union. Sarah Churchill, an actress-turned-RAF officer, was devoted to her brilliant father, who depended on her astute political mind. Roosevelt's only daughter, Anna, chosen instead of her mother Eleanor to accompany the president to Yalta, arrived there as keeper of her father's most damaging secrets. Situated in the political maelstrom that marked the transition to a post-war world, The Daughters of Yalta is a remarkable account of fathers and daughters whose relationships were tested and strengthened by the history they witnessed and the future they crafted together.
About the Author: Catherine Grace Katz is a writer and historian from Chicago. She holds degrees in history from Harvard and Cambridge and is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School.
The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.
Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston