The success of Moscow Diary (Knopf) makes the reissue of Werth's earlier books on France (The Destiny of France and France and Munich) in one volume a wise publishing venture. Werth has proved himself one of Europe's leading jouranlist-interpretors, and these books form a political chronicle of the period after World War I, up to the beginning of the second war. Incisive portraiture of the governing class, of Doumergue, Laval, Blum, Daladier, Bonnet, etc. Shows prescience and understanding of the causes that brought France's downfall. An important background book.