Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

School of History Research Seminar

Prof Geoff Roberts explores the Second World War correspondence of Kathleen Harriman, daughter of Averell Harriman, Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin

Prof. Geoff Roberts will present a research paper,'Warrior in Silk Stockings: the Wartime correspondence of Kathleen Harriman". Kathleen Harriman was the daughter of Averell Harriman, Roosevelts' special envoy to Churchill and Stalin during World War II. Kathleen accompanied her father on his missions and wrote hundreds of letters to family and friends about her experiences and interactions with the Soviet-Western military and political elite.

On the basis of personal access to Kathy and her private papers this seminar will unveil the secrets of this fascinating correspondence. Former Head of the School of History, Prof. Roberts’s research interests include 20th century International Relations with special reference to the Second World War and the Cold War, and Russian/Soviet History. His most recent monograph, Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov (New York, 2012) has been widely praised and was the winner of the 2013 Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award for Biography.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 12noon
Location: Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, off Perrot Avenue
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € free
Contact: Diarmuid Scully

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