This is more than an autobiography of one of England's Liberals -- it is a biography of a party during the past fifty years, as viewed by an outstanding public servant. Herbert Samuel, son of wealthy Jewish parents, chose politics as a career. Elected to Parliament six times, later a member of the House of Lords, serving in four cabinets, leader at one time of the Liberal Party, trustee of Oxford, High Commissioner of Palestine -- his has been a full life, linked with England's leading figures, -- Gladstone, Viscount Grey, Ramsay MacDonald, the Sidney Webbs, Asquith, Lloyd George and so on. World figures too are featured, Roosevelt, Gandhi, Einstein. Interesting reading for those to whom the political life of England is vital -- but so definitely English that the market may be limited here.