This is a thoroughly rewarding book for those who are still open-minded on the subject of Russia. Not facetious as was Carveth Wells' Kapoot, but none the less the findings are much the same. The author and his wife visited Russia, determined to seek and find the truth. They went beyond the limitations imposed by the tourist agencies, got into some hot water, but managed, by hook or crook, to get on the inside of the situations as to housing conditions, wages, work periods, organization, etc., within industrial plants, reaction of peasants to regimentation, education, health measures, cultural and social and economic facets of life. In general he reached the conclusion that Russia was far behind most of the so-called civilized world, and could not prove her claims, BUT that, compared with her own conditions prior to the Revolution, her progress was astounding. As leader of the British Trade Union movement, his opinion on allied matters of special significance. A fair presentation, which should prove a valuable addition to the Russian shelves for reference and reading. Definitely worthwhile.