Seven Decisions That Shaped History

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Seven Decisions That Shaped History

By Sumner Welles
Harper, 1951
236 pp. $3.00

Concerned by subsequent confusion and dispute over Rooseveltian foreign policy, the former Under Secretary of State has reviewed seven crucial decisions in United States foreign policy just before and during World War II and has traced their later consequences. Of these he feels that the one to postpone political and territorial decisions until after the war was the most fateful. In general, he strongly supports the wisdom of the policies adopted by Roosevelt, while directing quite vigorous criticism at some of his subordinates and successors.

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