In October, 1935, A Yankee Saint by Robert Allerton Parker, won a certain amount of critical approbation, but limited sales (Putnam). It was a fine book and deserved wider recognition, as an able presentation of a segment of American life. Now comes this autobiography, which is more than a personal story, as it, too, reflects the history of the Oneida experiment in community life against a profoundly religious and spiritual background. Pierrepont Noyes was one of the sons of the founder, and suffered bitter experiences because of his equivocal position in a conventional society into which the breakdown of the experiment forced him. This deals primarily with his boyhood in the community and the gradual emerging into the life of the world outside. Interesting and enlightening, as a human and social document.