The Threat of Peace: James F. Byrnes and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1946

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The Threat of Peace: James F. Byrnes and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1946

By Patricia Dawson Ward
Kent State University Press, 1979
227 pp. $12.50
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A well-documented criticism of Secretary of State James F. Byrnes for trying to conduct U.S. foreign policy single-handedly, for entering negotiations without preparation, and for letting bellicose public rhetoric undermine an instinct for reasonable compromise.