Eisenhower, Kennedy and the United States of Europe
By Pascaline Winand
St. Martins Press, 1993, 432 pp.
Based on primary sources and extensive interviews, this book describes the views, influence and mixed achievements of the Europeanists friends and associates of Jean Monnet who shaped much of the United States policy toward Europe from 1952 to 1963. While there are no surprises, it is the most complete account of the long clash between these statesmens a boundless optimism and the roadblocks set by intra-European discord, British ambivalence and French resistance, both before de Gaulles return to power and during his rule. It is a very fine volume.