More definitely a travel guide than its predecessor, Timeless Mexico, this again bears evidence of the catholicity of taste and knowledge and interest and ability that makes Strode outstanding as guide and counselor. His own enthusiasm is contagious, and whether or not the reader has been to the places of which he writes, they become a part of one's heritage. This encompasses some ten years of visiting Mexico, and there is no attempt to make it a chronology of his own travels, as successive chapters take up Yucatan, Cuernavaca and Taxco, Mexico City, Michoacan, Uruapan, Puebla, Oaxaca- and interspersed sections on cating --on markets- on Mexico's artists- on bits of history and biography and anecdote, until the whole takes form as a rich panorama, a glowing portrait of our neighbor to the south. There are enough bits for the inquiring tourist to serve as a handbook, and its only lacks are an index, which might make it a practical guide, and a bibliography, which would indicate others in the field, to supplement and expand the visitor's knowledge of Mexico. Beautifully written, with color and drama and zest.