Much of the aid we first gave to Russia we took away from what we promised Britain. So in a sense, Britain participated in a very real way in the recovery of Russia.
I always read everything on the desks of people I went to see in Moscow, London, Paris I found it… (read more)
The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not… (read more)
Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a… (read more)
The war changed everybody's attitude. We became international almost overnight.
I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He… (read more)
Actually I'd had a certain amount of experience in Europe in the inter-war period, as a banker, and I was… (read more)
I was quite ready to accept certain restrictions on the United States. After all, there was a great dollar shortage.… (read more)
Poland, of course, was the key country. I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland were the invasion… (read more)