Lochner's own Berlin diary details his AP career from the Hindenburg era through a brief internment by the Gestapo after Pearl Harbor. The record is also personal, and traces Lochner's return to Adenauer's Germany. Lochner knew well Stresemann, Bruning, Putzi Hanfstaengl. He interviewed the Kaiser, and was the familiar of statesmen and socialists of every description. He maintained an elaborate network of tipsters and managed more than one scoop. But if the conclusions he reaches are intelligent and professional, his disclosures are chiefly workaday. There is a serious lack of pure human interest which would assure a more general audience than this is likely to get.