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Washington Despatches, 1941-45: Weekly Political Reports from the British Embassy
Washington Despatches, 1941-45: Weekly Political Reports from the British Embassy
Edited by H.G. Nicholas
University of Chicago Press, 1981, 700 pp.

The principal author of the British Embassy's weekly reports to London on political events and opinion in wartime America was Isaiah Berlin, who contributes an introduction. The dispatches are a perceptive, readable diary of America at war as seen through British eyes. Recommended for anyone who wishes to capture or recapture the mood in Washington in those years.