In This Review

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

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.