Books: The Welles Plan

THE TIME FOR DECISION—Sumner Welles—Harper ($3).

The name of Cordell Hull occurs just once in Sumner Welles's book on the past, present & future of U.S. foreign policy. Inasmuch as former Undersecretary of State Welles quit his post because of basic differences between himself and Mr. Hull, such diplomatic restraint might argue a mealymouthed, chilly and platitudinously correct book. Surprisingly enough, Mr. Welles writes a sprightly prose, hits straight from the shoulder when he is discussing what he considers State Department mistakes, and plants himself flat-footedly on the issues which he holds...

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