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Roosevelt and the Russians: the Yalta Conference
Roosevelt and the Russians: the Yalta Conference
By Edward R. Stettinius, Jr
Doubleday, 1949, 367 pp.

Controversy as to who won what at Yalta, and at whose expense, will undoubtedly rage as long as partisan advantage may be derived therefrom. Whatever the final verdict, Mr. Stettinius, present at Yalta as Secretary of State, places President Roosevelt's motives and talents for horse-trading beyond question. The former Secretary was himself of the opinion that it was Stalin who made the greatest concessions, which the Soviet Government then began to whittle away almost at once.