In This Review
American Opinion of France from Lafayette to Poincaré

American Opinion of France from Lafayette to Poincaré

By Elizabeth B. White

Knopf, 1927, 362 pp.

This conscientious and scholarly work is the first systematic study of the evolution of American opinion of France and should deal the death blow to the prevalent idea that France has always been sympathetically regarded by the people of the United States. The author has done an incredible amount of work with the files of old newspapers and periodicals and by skillful quotations has shown how American opinion reacted to the policies of France at various periods. The book is indispensable as a background for the study of American foreign policy.