Politics of Frustration: The United States in German Naval Planning, 1889-1941

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Politics of Frustration: The United States in German Naval Planning, 1889-1941

By Holger H. Herwig
Little, Brown, 1976
320 pp. $18.00
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A scholarly study of the perception of the U.S. in German naval planning from the first clash of interests in the Pacific from the end of the last century to the early years of Hitler's war. The book attempts to analyze German planning in the context of the often divided German leadership, and scrutinizes rather critically the currently fashionable emphasis on purely economic motives for defense and imperial policies.