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We talk with counterintelligence expert Catherine Grace Katz about her book, "The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War." She explains how what some call, "The Most Important Meeting of All Time," featured not just Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, but also the daughters of FDR, Churchill and Averell Harriman. They brought them to Crimea not for sightseeing, but for their expertise and companionship. Katz explains how the three accomplished women were indispensable to their fathers, and thus, to world history. She says it's time for all of us to reexamine the role of women in history, especially through the lens of what these women accomplished during the conference. The stories of their political insight and helping hands are being told for the first time in Katz's book.
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Her website is catherinegracekatz.com
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