There's a myth that Roosevelt gave Stalin Eastern Europe. I was with Roosevelt every day at Yalta.
This was the period when I used all the influence I had to get the British to abandon their export… (read more)
We became convinced that, regardless of Stalin's awful brutality and his reign of terror, he was a great war leader.… (read more)
We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans. He told us he'd never let them… (read more)
Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke.
The Russians often took advantage of Lend-Lease.
The war changed everybody's attitude. We became international almost overnight.
Poland, of course, was the key country. I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland were the invasion… (read more)