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.