A representative selection from the writings of British travelers, from the early days of the United States, through to the boom, the depression and war, this constitutes an interesting approach to Anglo American attitudes and emotions. For each of the five sections has an introductory essay which places, and to some degree interprets, the inclusions following, in light of the criticism and/or praise remembered or forgotten. Conspicuous names among the travelers, Martineau, Trollope, Dickens, Marryat, Lord Tweedsmuir, are companioned by those less well known, and from inaccessible sources. The whole provides not only a panorama of history as seen by outsiders, but a broad sweep of American life, its cities, manners, its people, national issues, and types of travel, a series of impressions and thoughtful studies of the American scene. No one bias is stressed, and the book should be a useful adjunct to standard histories, international relations courses.