Lord Lothian and Anglo-American Relations, 1900-1940

Lord Lothian and Anglo-American Relations, 1900-1940

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History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 13 (History of International Relations Library, 13) For the first four decades of the twentieth century Philip Kerr, the Eleventh Marquess of Lothian, hovered on the fringes of power in Britain. As a commentator on public affairs, private secretary to Liberal prime minister David Lloyd George, secretary to the Rhodes Trust, Liberal peer, and ambassador to the United States at the beginning of World War II, Lothian's greatest interest was in preserving and strengthening the British Empire and building close bonds with the United States. This international collection of essays by seven scholars explores Lothian's impact on Anglo-American relations and his role, behind the scenes and as a government official, in forging what would eventually become known as the "special relationship." Table of Contents PREFACE INTRODUCTION The Making of an Atlanticist: Philip Kerr, 1882-1921 Priscilla Roberts CHAPTER ONE Lord Lothian, Russia, and Ideas for a New International Order, 1916-1922 Keith Neilson CHAPTER TWO Philip Kerr, the Irish Question, and Anglo-American Relations, 1916-1921 Melanie Sayers CHAPTER THREE The Interwar Philip Lothian Priscilla Roberts CHAPTER FOUR Lord Lothian, the Far East, and Anglo-American Strategic Relations, 1934-1941 Greg Kennedy CHAPTER FIVE Lord Lothian's Ambassadorship in Washington August 1939-December 1940 J. Simon Rofe CHAPTER SIX Creating a Sense of Criticality: 'Lothian's Method' and the Evolution of U.S. Wartime Aid to Britain Gavin Bailey CHAPTER SEVEN Lothian and the Problem of Relative Decline David P. Billington, Jr. CONCLUSION The Final Stage Priscilla Roberts BIBLIOGRAPHY INFORMATION ON CONTRIBUTORS INDEX About the Author(s)/Editor(s) Priscilla Roberts, Ph.D. (1981) in History, King's College, Cambridge, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hong Kong. She has published extensively on twentieth-century international history and Anglo-American diplomacy.
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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 417g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, Netherlands
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9089790330
  • 9789089790330

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