America, Scandinavia, and the Cold War, 1945-1949

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America, Scandinavia, and the Cold War, 1945-1949

By Geir Lundestad
Columbia University Press, 1980
434 pp. $27.50
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A needed full-length study, the first in English, of U.S. policy toward Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the end of World War II through the formation of NATO. The author traces the slow growth of American interest, the possibility of a Scandinavian neutrality league, and the outcome of Norwegian and Danish accession to the North Atlantic Treaty. He might have devoted more attention to the behavior of the Scandinavian governments and a little less to the threadbare debate between traditional and revisionist American historians.