Another volume in the American Foreign Policy Library, edited by Summer and Donald McKay -- and written by an authority on the area. Dr. Perkins has presents this little known area of unfamiliar and under-publicized republics of the Caribbean in a penetrating and comprehensive study. Significantly important because of their tions, strategically, to the Panama Canal, and because of our vital bases, this regi demands wider comprehension. This book is not a political study- nor a study in internationalism. But an accurate background of social, economic and internal politics. ""Good Neighbor Policy"" should be implemented in helping them maintain their own nati democracies. The text offers better understanding of their potentialities in mineral wealth, fertile soil, etc. All they need is intelligent planning and the opportunity produce. The countries covered include Cuba, Haiti, Santa Domingo, Panama, Costa Ri Honduras and Nicaragua-and the author's own avid interest and concern is contagious.