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Yalta: Witness To History
     

Yalta: Witness To History

by Robert Wernick
 
The images are seared in our memory from World War II: photographs of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin seated together in a marble courtyard at Yalta. As this uneasy alliance of leaders convened on the Black Sea, they offered hope to a world ravaged by war. Later, the so-called Yalta Conference was blamed for almost everything that was to go

Overview

The images are seared in our memory from World War II: photographs of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin seated together in a marble courtyard at Yalta. As this uneasy alliance of leaders convened on the Black Sea, they offered hope to a world ravaged by war. Later, the so-called Yalta Conference was blamed for almost everything that was to go wrong in the next half-century. But what really happened at the conference itself, award-winning journalist Robert Wernick argues in this compelling digital short, did not warrant this response.

Yalta itself, once part of Russia, then handed over to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic finally became, in 1991, part of the newly independent republic of Ukraine. Wernick takes us on a guided tour of Yalta through the years to Livadia Palace, the dream house built by Czar Nicholas II that became the site of the Yalta Conference; to the inner workings of the conference itself; through postwar rebuilding; and finally to what, today, remains a splendid, though unpolished, jewel on the Black Sea.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014238731
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
05/09/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,006,600
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the 14th Arrondissement of Paris.

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