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This lucid study assesses Page’s career as ambassador to Great Britain from 1913 to 1918. It reconsiders the famous publisher’s impact on American diplomacy through an examination of British-American relations in that troubled period. Page, a friend of Woodrow Wilson and an intense Anglophile, devoted his major efforts to bringing the United States into the war on the side of the Allies and to cementing Anglo-American friendship.
The book brings to bear information from all pertinent manuscript collections in the United States and introduces new information on British-American relations from recently-opened documents in British Foreign Office Archives.
Written in a clear and lively style, the book revises earlier interpretations of the importance of Page’s ambassadorial career, placing it in balance perspective.
Ross Gregory is associate professor of history at Western Michigan University.
Winner of the 1989 Frederick Jackson Turner Award sponsored by the Organization Of American Historians
The University Press of Kentucky
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World War I, United States foreign relations, British-American relations, American diplomacy
Gregory, Ross, "Walter Hines Page: Ambassador to the Court of St. James's" (1970). Diplomatic History. 2.