A balanced picture of the politics of an episode that has not received much attention.
American Historical Review
Zeiler has written an excellent, timely book on how GATT was created in the 1940s.
A penetrating, gracefully written history of the political economy of the international community during the dawning of the Cold War.
Randall B. Woods, University of Arkansas
His book rests on an impressive foundation of research in U.S. and foreign archives.
Alfred E. Eckes Jr., Ohio University
From the Inside Flap
A history of the birth of GATT, this book traces the debate between proponents of free trade and advocates of protectionism, showing why compromise ultimately triumphed: American officials forged a consensus for freer trade as a means of confronting Communism.