Valuable as historical documents of World War II, as each of the service commanders - Army, Navy and Airforce - submit their official reports of their plans and accomplishments of their respective branches of service. Gen. Marshall's reports in particular are exceptionally clear and he makes the various military campaigns, especially those in Europe, vivid and comprehensible to the layman. Gen. Arnold's reports are more glamorous though not more exciting, while the King reports seem almost matter of fact. He writes with little sense of drama, though the essential drama of the war in the Pacific has its own inescapable drama. A tremendous tome that will be of vital interest to students of the military and should be of inestimable value to anyone wanting the inside picture of how we built our armed services and how we employed them. Interest evidenced in the war reports promises a large market.