This is a study of Austen Chamberlain's term of office as Stanley Baldwin's Foreign Secretary from 1924-29. It is argued that Chamberlain's priority was a two-stage policy in Western Europe, which aimed at pacifying both France and Germany, as well as encouraging the League of Nations.
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The Reformer- " Grayson should be congratulated on his clarity of purpose and lucidity."
Diplomacy and Statecraft -"Grayson"s command of his sources and material is impressive....this book remains an important addition to scholarship. It will be read with profit by al students of interwar diplomacy."
British Foreign Policy-"The scholarship, however, is first-rate and Grayson fills a gap in the literature by examining the full range of Britain"s worldwide diplomatic relations; the book does little, however, to clear up the enigma surrounding the foreign secreatary of the 1920s."
CBH- FC Journal-"Researchers and students will welcome this study of Chamberlain"s period of office as Foreign Secretary"
Albion- " the first full analysis of the foreign policy of the Conservative government of Stanley Baldwin from 1924 to 1929. He is also right to pint out that his book is the firts that targets foreign policy in its entirety for this period"
International History Review - "Grayson"s book represents the first full analysis of the Baldwin government from 1924 to 1929, focussing on the enigmatic figure of Austen Chamberlain...The scholarship...is first-rate and Grayson fills a gap in the literature by examining the full range of Britain"s worldwide diplomatic relations