The Spanish Story

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The Spanish Story

By Herbert Feis
Knopf, 1948
282 pp. $3.50
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Mr. Feis, former economic adviser in the State Department, tells in some detail of our economic aid to, and pressure on, Spain during the war. We learn who wanted to take what action, and why, and how the conflicting views were resolved. Using captured Nazi documents, he sets the account of our policy against the course of relations among Franco, Mussolini and Hitler, and indicates when the United States was acting on false assumptions. Though the book lacks any final evaluation of American policy, it is a major contribution to our recent history.