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Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry, 1875-1914
Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry, 1875-1914
By Ross J. S. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1933, 375 pp

Considering the importance of the economic aspect of international relations in the pre-war period, it is surprising that no effort has hitherto been made to study the Anglo-German commercial rivalry from the sources. The present conscientious piece of work fills a large gap. The author has gone through huge masses of commercial reports, statistical collections, parliamentary investigations and contemporary periodical material. He gives a detailed picture of the evolution of the Anglo-German problem, and makes a significant contribution to the literature of war origins.