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United States Shipping Policy
United States Shipping Policy
By Wytze Gorter
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1956, 230 pp.

Considering the frequency with which opinions are expressed on United States shipping policy, the lack of thorough and objective studies is remarkable. This is the only up-to-date book on the subject. It concisely describes and trenchantly analyzes postwar American experience with aid to shipping and shipbuilding, examines the performance of the two industries, and discusses possible changes in policy. The relation of shipping policy to defense is a central theme of the book, but the relation of what is done in the maritime industries to the broad aims of American foreign economic policy is not neglected.