Books: Diplomat's Documents

MEMOIRS OF COUNT BERNSTORFF—J. Bernstorff—Random House ($3).

Two weeks ago the memoirs of two U. S. women of affairs painted dark portraits of Count Johann von Bernstorff, pre-War German Ambassador to the U. S. Countess de Chambrun in Shadows Like Myself (TIME, Sept. 28), included the Ambassador among the powerful, devious, tenacious conspirators of the German Embassy who influenced local elections, created social difficulties for the French Embassy. Mary Doyle in Life Was Like That described how she had been sent by the New York World to spy on Bernstorff during his absence...

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