"Adamthwaite skillfully mixes narrative with analysis, and integrates diplomatic history with political, economic, social, cultural and individual influences that ultimately shaped foreign relations. An excellent addition to undergraduate collections."--Choice
"Here is a responsible but absorbing account of a troubled moment in French history. This book richly deserves the broad readership which it seeks."--The Historian
"There are delightful pen portraits of politicians and diplomats such as Briand, Laval, Leger and Berthelot, and a gift for the witty phrase that makes the book a pleasure to read."--Military and Naval History Journal
About the Author
Anthony Adamthwaite is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.