Very sober record of the years from 1929 to 1932 during which Dawes represented this country at the Court of St. James. A chronological record of events, speeches, letters, records, emphasis on Naval Disarmament, for which purpose he had been chosen; detailed coverage of facts with no interpretation and little personal slant or flavor. Carries through to point of his selection as president of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Goes into the crash, the effects on international monetary conditions, the gold standard in England and France. Handled with seriousness that destroys any possibility of the book's popular appeal. A record, important as such, but uninspired.