Diana Preston


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Born and raised in London, Diana Preston studied Modern History at Oxford University, where she first became involved in journalism. After earning her degree, she became a freelance writer of feature and travel articles for national UK newspapers and magazines and has subsequently reviewed books for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. She has also been a broadcaster for the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has been featured in various television documentaries.

Eight years ago, her decision to write "popular" history led her to The Road to Culloden Moor: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 Rebellion (Constable UK, 1995). It was followed by A First Rate Trage
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“Churchill was so overweight that in 1942 he had to have a new desk installed in his Cabinet war rooms beneath London’s Whitehall because he could not fit behind the previous one.”
Diana Preston, Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin Shaped the Post-War World

“Mike Reilly had noted, while making security checks on peasant huts near the Livadia, that ‘every house, no matter how poverty-ridden, had a radio . . . They were odd-looking radios to these American eyes, as they had no knobs or dialling apparatus of any kind. It seemed that they were built to receive only one frequency, which was that of the powerful Moscow government-controlled station.”
Diana Preston, Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin Shaped the Post-War World

“His inaugural address was the briefest in US history – less than 600 words – and his message simple: the people of America were ‘passing through a period of supreme test’ during which they had learned ‘to live as men and not as ostriches’ and to be ‘citizens of the world’. He promised that, ‘In the days and the years that are to come, we shall work for a just and honorable peace, a durable peace, as today we work and fight for total victory in war.”
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