In This Review

The Greek Dilemma: War and Aftermath
The Greek Dilemma: War and Aftermath
By William Hardy Mcneill
Lippincott, 1947, 291 pp

This is certainly one of the more important and timely books of the year. McNeill, on the history staff at Cornell when the war broke out, served as assistant military attaché in Athens from November 1944 to June 1946. His book, though sent to press before the enunciation of the Truman Doctrine, by giving a first-rate account of affairs and personalities in contemporary Greece, provides an authoritative background against which to project subsequent events. On the whole, it is a most disheartening picture that he paints.