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The Berlin Blockade
The Berlin Blockade
By W. Phillips Davison
Princeton University Press, 1958, 423 pp

This excellent and exceptionally interesting study of the background and course of the 1948 Berlin blockade is particularly noteworthy in its combination of diplomatic history and the study of public attitudes. By the combination of these two approaches the author has been able not only to indicate the way the blockade was brought about by the Russians and met by the airlift but also to examine reasons for the sturdy resistance on the part of the population of Berlin--a decisive factor in the outcome of this crisis.