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Revision as of 06:07, 21 November 2008

THE

LIFE AND LETTERS OF

WALTER H. PAGE


BY


BURTON J. HENDRICK


GARDEN CITY. NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY


1923



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PREFATORY NOTE

Among the many who have assisted in the preparation of this Biography especial acknowledgment is made to Irwin Laughlin, First Secretary and Counsellor of the London Embassy under Mr. Page. Mr. Page's papers show the high regard which he entertained for Mr. Laughlin's abilities and character, and the author similarly has found Mr. Laughlin's assistance indispensable. Mr. Laughlin has had the goodness to read the manuscript and make numerous suggestions, all for the purpose of reenforcing the accuracy of the narrative. The author gratefully remembers many long conversations with Viscount Grey of Fallodon, in which Anglo-American relations from 1913 to 1916 were exhaustively canvassed and many side-lights thrown upon Mr. Page's conduct of his difficult and delicate duties. The British Foreign Office most courteously gave the writer permission to examine a large number of documents in its archives bearing upon Mr. Page's ambassadorship and consented to the publication of several of the most important.



B. J. H.



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CONTENTS


VOLUME I


I A RECONSTRUCTION BOYHOOD


II JOURNALISM


III "THE FORGOTTEN MAN"


IV THE WILSONIAN ERA BEGINS


V ENGLAND BEFORE THE WAR


VI "POLICY" AND "PRINCIPLE" IN MEXICO


VII PERSONALITIES OF THE MEXICAN PROBLEM


VIII HONOUR AND DISHONOUR IN PANAMA


IX AMERICA TRIES TO PREVENT THE EUROPEAN WAR


X THE GRAND SMASH


XI ENGLAND UNDER THE STRESS OF WAR


XII "WAGING NEUTRALITY"


XIII GERMANY'S FIRST PEACE DRIVES


VOLUME II


XIV THE "LUSITANIA" AND AFTER


XV THE AMBASSADOR AND THE LAWYERS


XVI DARK DAYS FOR THE ALLIES


XVII CHRISTMAS IN ENGLAND, 1915


XVIII A PERPLEXED AMBASSADOR


XIX WASHINGTON IN THE SUMMER OF 1916


XX "PEACE WITHOUT VICTORY"


XXI THE UNITED STATES AT WAR


XXII THE BALFOUR MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES


XXIII PAGE---THE MAN


XXIV A RESPITE AT ST. IVES


XXV GETTING THE AMERICAN TROOPS TO FRANCE


XXVI LAST DAYS IN ENGLAND


XXVII THE END


APPENDIX


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS