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Eight Days at Yalta



11 June 2020
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


Diana Preston brings dry diplomacy to life. Sound in historical judgement and strong on personalities and emotions, she gives the reader a special pass to watch the world-changing events in the Livadia Palace from all the closest angles.
Diana Preston’s lively and nuanced account, place[s] the protagonists much more in their moment, as the war was still raging and they were making decisions based on the information to hand . . . shrewd . . . vivid scene-setting
Impressively researched . . . expert account
Diana Preston chronicles those eight momentous days brilliantly.