Seabrook has a faculty for making any subject he tackles interesting for his readers. This time it was observation of the absorption of foreigners into the social and business life of his home town, Rhinebeck, New York, that spurred him on to look into the matter of ""these foreigners"". He toured the country to get his facts, visiting concentration points of Scandinavians, Germans, Poles, Russians, meeting their leading citizens, learning of the contributions their races have made to the American melting pot. Plenty of human interest material, good observation, swift-paced narrative, and an optimistic view of the identification of ""these damned foreigners"" with the country they have chosen. It's an suggestive book, in view of some of the current trends of thought, and slogans of ""America for Americans"".