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Giles Milton – The Stalin Affair

The Stalin Affair
Giles Milton

October 15 @ 14:00 15:00

The Impossible Alliance that Won the War

From internationally bestselling historian Giles Milton comes the remarkable true story of the Allies’ secret mission to wartime Moscow.

In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, shattering what Stalin had considered an ironclad partnership with the Fuhrer. It was a shocking turning-point in the Second World War. The Allied reaction was twofold: delight that there was now a second front, but fears that the Red Army would be defeated. In the wake of the Nazi invasion, a select team of British and Americans were given two vital goals: to befriend Joseph Stalin, hitherto an enemy of the Western powers, and to keep the Red Army fighting on the Eastern Front.

America’s principal representative was Averell Harriman, a multi-millionaire railroad magnate. Averell and his fashionable young daughter, Kathy, were sent to Moscow where they successfully wrangled Stalin into becoming a much-needed partner of the Allies. Aided by the gloriously eccentric Archie Clark Kerr, this trio of protagonists got to know the Soviet leader more intimately than anyone else. They were thereby able to keep the fraught Allied alliance on track. But they also discovered that the Soviet dictator had a terrifying masterplan for the post-war world. Full of vivid, intimate scenes between the Big Three wartime leaders, The Stalin Affair draws on private letters, secret reports and unpublished diaries to reveal a hitherto untold story of the path to Allied victory.

Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of eleven books including Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Russian Roulette, D-Day: The Soldier’s Story and Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. He has also written three novels and three children’s books. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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