A full survey of the British, French, Netherlands, United States possessions in the West Indies plus independent islands and Venezuela's Margarita bids powerfully for the favors of considering travelers or settlers. The larger section of the book is taken up with descriptions of each island which reveal the lay of the land and the way of the landsmen through history, sights and sports, facilities. An appendix covers the particulars from vital statistics of size, population, flora and fauna, etc. to business opportunities, entry requirements, hotels and restaurants, transportation facilities. Information on prices is general, and exact quotes on exchange, travel costs, etc. are missing, probably in view of the book's life expectancy.