The Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors to the by Alison R. Holmes, J. Rofe

By Alison R. Holmes, J. Rofe

Covering the interval 1938 to 2008, The Embassy in Grosvenor sq. explores the function of the embassy within the Anglo-American 'special relationship', either when it comes to transatlantic affairs and problems with foreign relations.

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Ambassador’s Residence, Winfield House, US Embassy website: http://london. html 24. Ibid. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 120. 25. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 163. 26. , p. 104. 27. , p. 253. 28. , p. 191. 29. ‘Art: The Maturing Modern’, Time Magazine, 2 July 1956, available at: http://www. html. 30. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 195. 31. , p. 196. 32. , p. 201. 33. , p. 200. 34. , pp. 168, 202. 35. The Pilgrims Society – founded in 1902 as a dining club and traditionally the venue for a new US Ambassador’s ‘maiden speech’.

Murrow Helped Lead America into War (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007). 18. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 193. 19. Arndt, The First Resort of Kings, pp. 145–6. 20. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 195. 21. Maria Tuttle and Marcus Binney, An American House: Winfield House (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2008). 22. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p. 120. 23. Ambassador’s Residence, Winfield House, US Embassy website: http://london. html 24. Ibid. Loeffler, The Architecture of Diplomacy, p.

Kennedy’s success in furthering Anglo-American relations can be seen in his relations with the press, the positive impact of his family in London, and his contribution to the Anglo-American Trade Agreement. With the Press, Kennedy typically sought to be direct. In his first meeting with the American Correspondents’ Association he revealed his approach. 29 Kennedy was aided in establishing a positive aura to his ambassadorship by his family and their contribution to London’s social scene. 31 Kennedy, as he reflected on these events, was in two minds.

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