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Franklin Roosevelt's foreign policy and the Welles mission

Author: J Simon Rofe
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: World of the Roosevelts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This work presents an analysis of the mission undertaken by Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles to Europe on behalf of President Roosevelt in February-March 1940. Roosevelt himself reckoned the mission had only "one chance in a thousand" of succeeding in influencing the course of the war in Europe, and yet he pressed ahead. Explaining the motivations and objectives of the President, J. Simon Rofe utilizes the  Read more...
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Sumner Welles; Cordell Hull; Cordell Hull; Franklin D Roosevelt; Sumner Welles; Cordell Hull; Franklin D Roosevelt; Sumner Welles
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Simon Rofe
ISBN: 9781403980731 140398073X
OCLC Number: 76786901
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Mission of Sumner Welles to Europe (Feb-Mar 1940) Rooseveltian Foreign Policy and Anglo-American Relations in the Late 1930s --
The Anglo-American Relationship of 1938 and 1939: A Relationship in the Making --
War and Peace: The Phoney War, "Like Spectators at a Football Match" --
"Wishing Welles:" The Immediate Origins of the Welles Mission in January and February 1940 --
Hope, Despair, Friends: Welles in Rome, Berlin and Paris, 17 February-12 March 1940 --
"The Grass Snake" Arrives: Welles in London, 13 March-15 March 1940 Increasingly Forlorn: Welles Heads Home via Rome --
Conclusion: The Welles Mission: A Short-Term Legacy and a Historical Evaluation.
Series Title: World of the Roosevelts.
Responsibility: J. Simon Rofe.
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