VIRTUAL Author Event with Catherine Grace Katz (The Daughters of Yalta)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Event Details

Join us for a slide lecture presented by Catherine Grace Katz, author of The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War, which the Wall Street Journal called “an extraordinary work that reveals the human side underlying the politics.”

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom-based event, which is presented in partnership by the Glencoe Public Library and the Highland Park Public Library. This program will be recorded.

About The Daughters of Yalta: 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 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.

Reviews of The Daughters of Yalta: “In Catherine Grace Katz’s detailed behind the scenes account, she skillfully marshals diaries, letters, oral histories and memoirs…Entertaining history packed with vivid personalities, jockeying aides and insider observations about a pivotal moment in history.” — The New York Times     See more reviews

About Ms. Katz: Catherine Grace Katz is a writer and historian from Chicago. She graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a BA in History and received her MPhil in Modern European History from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge in 2014, where she wrote her dissertation on the origins of modern counterintelligence practices. After graduating, Catherine worked in finance in New York City before a very fortuitous visit to the book store in the lobby of her office in Manhattan led her to return to history and writing. She is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School. The Daughters of Yalta is her first book.

Books are available for purchase through the Book Stall of Winnetka. 

Book Discussions: The October 12 program with Catherine Grace Katz will be complemented by a Glencoe Public Library discussion on her book led by Judy Levin on Thursday, Sept 2, at 1 p.m. Register here for the Sept 2 book discussion. 

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Event Type(s): Author Event
Age Group(s): Adult