Books: Yalta Revisited

ROOSEVELT AND THE RUSSIANS (367 pp.) —Edward R. Stettinius Jr.—Doubledav ($4).

It was a wonderful party. With an assist from some of the 14,000 bottles of wine and vodka Stalin had sent down to Yalta, F.D.R., Churchill and Uncle Joe were letting their hair down. They were further cheered because they had closed some pretty big deals. The next day, Feb. 11, 1945, the Crimean Conference would be over. Reminiscing, F.D.R. told the others how his recovery program had prevented disorder, maybe even revolution in the U.S. Churchill observed that Russia's one-party system...

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