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The Undeclared War, 1940-1941
The Undeclared War, 1940-1941
By William L. Langer and S. Everett Gleason
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1953, 963 pp
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The second volume of this magistral history of American foreign policy prior to Pearl Harbor deals with the period following the Destroyer-for-Bases Deal of September 1940. (The first volume, "The Challenge to Isolation, 1937-1940," was noted here April 1952.) As in the preceding volume, American policy is put in its global setting with much skill and insight.