The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II: David Reynolds

Join us for a penetrating account of the dynamics of World War II’s Grand Alliance through the messages exchanged by the “Big Three.”

January 15 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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+ Add to calendar 2020-01-15 5:00:00 PM 2020-01-15 8:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City Louisiana Memorial Pavilion 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II: David Reynolds Join us for a penetrating account of the dynamics of World War II’s Grand Alliance through the messages exchanged by the “Big Three.”
Location: Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

David Reynolds Presents “The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt”

5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Stalin exchanged more than 600 messages with Allied leaders Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War II. In this riveting volume—the fruit of a unique British-Russian scholarly collaboration—the messages are published and also analyzed within their historical context. Ranging from intimate personal greetings to weighty salvos about diplomacy and strategy, this book offers fascinating new revelations of the political machinations and human stories behind the Allied triumvirate. Edited and narrated by two of the world’s leading scholars on WWII diplomacy—David Reynolds and Vladimir Pechatnov—and based on a decade of research in British, American, and newly available Russian archives, this crucial addition to wartime scholarship illuminates an alliance that really worked while exposing its fractious limits and the issues and egos that set the stage for the Cold War that followed.

The reception and presentation are free and open to the public, and brought to you by the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy. To register, please call 504-528-1944 x 412.

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David Reynolds is professor of international history at Cambridge University and the author of 11 books. Vladimir Pechatnov, a prolific scholar of the Cold War, is chair of European and American studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations.