Three additions to Whitman's United States Books series (see 1952, p. 504 for others) follow the same formulated pattern of a popular, sketchy survey as previous titles. Brief historical and geographical outlines orient the reader for a wider approach to the particular state's economic and social development from the nineteenth century to the present- for example T.V.A. in Alabama, Minnesota's mining and lumbering concerns, Georgia's agriculture and so forth. To cap it, the state's features- parks, cities, universities, famous personalities etc. are listed. Kurt Wiese's pictures on each page are well coordinated with the text, but in the last analysis, the books are cut and dried little studies, meant for package consumption and lacking in any depth of perspective. Some school value.