GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES by Harry Cranbrook Allen

GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A major work of scholarship and intellectual courage, Mr. Allen's examination of Anglo-American relations during the period 1783-1952 should win the serious attention of every student of history and everyone concerned with the future as well as the past of English-speaking peoples. No aspect of Anglo- American relations is left without some new insight; the facts are familiar but the groupings are original and distinctive. If any element stands out, surely this is Mr. Allen's freewheeling approach to the ideas and opinions of figures as diverse as Omar Bradley, Henry Adams, Truman, Balfour, Kipling, Churchill. The emphasis is political and economic, with only necessary generalizations or psychological or sociological factors- but the effect remains of a comprehensive and perhaps final estimate. Surely the book's avowed purpose of furthering good will between England and American has been largely fulfilled.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1955
Publisher: St. Martin's Press