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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Law of the Sea
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Law of the Sea
By Ann L. Hollick
Princeton University Press, 1981, 495 pp

Territorial waters, navigation, fishing rights, seabed resources and other aquatic items constitute the subject matter for an emerging comprehensive U.S. policy over the years since World War II, and also the agenda for the three U.N. conferences on the Law of the Sea, the third one still without conclusion. Ann Hollick, from her painstaking research and from personal involvement in recent years, knows the whole story very well, and her book is the best published account we have. She is both critical and fair in treating the course of the international negotiations and the politics of these issues within the U.S. government.