Books: Ambassador's Report

LETTER FROM GROSVENOR SQUARE (279 pp.)—John Gilbert Winant—Houghton Mifflin ($3).

The death three weeks ago, by his own hand, of onetime Ambassador John Gilbert Winant gave a tragic urgency to the message of this book. Winant took his life in despair; yet he left behind this reaffirmation of a faith—the faith that had sustained the people of Great Britain (and the U.S. citizens who tried to aid them) in the months before Pearl Harbor.

Written in the form of a letter to an old friend, Letter from Grosvenor Square tells a little of what was not said at that time. It is...

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