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The United States in World Affairs 1948-1949
The United States in World Affairs 1948-1949
By John C. Campbell
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1949, 600 pp

The third postwar volume in the Council's annual series maintains the high standard of scholarly objectivity and readability established by its predecessors. The narrative traces the course of American foreign relations from early 1948 to the spring of 1949, with emphasis on the crisis over Berlin and the consolidation of the free world in answer to the Soviet challenge. The background of the North Atlantic Treaty and the military aid program, developments in the Far East and Latin America, the successes and failures of the United Nations, the progress of European recovery, and other more controversial aspects of American foreign economic relations receive full and informative treatment. The short introduction is by General George C. Marshall.