November Book Club: Catherine Grace Katz

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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Join us for our November Book Club discussion with author Catherine Grace Katz! We will discuss Katz's debut work of nonfiction, The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War.

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 at Yalta threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin just as victory was close at hand. Catherine Grace Katz uncovers the dramatic 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, daughter of U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Averell Harriman, was a war correspondent and champion skier. 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 the postwar world, The Daughters of Yalta is a remarkable story 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.

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The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans:  A Story of Love and War Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358627944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 19th, 2021