In This Review

Diplomatic Prelude, 1938-1939
Diplomatic Prelude, 1938-1939
By L. B. Namier
Macmillan, 1948, 502 pp

Professor Namier of Manchester University has produced a remarkably balanced and informed history of the immediate events that led to war. He has examined critically the available sources -- the "colored" books and other official documents, press reports, memoirs -- and he has sought the testimony of participants in the drama. He expects to keep abreast of current revelations in future editions of what should become a standard work.