A plea for an enlightened policy, for hemisphere solidarity with the threat of the war over us, in a general survey of Central America, an appraisal of these countries as a market for the U.S. The distinctive life and character of each of the countries:-Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Columbia, Jamaica, Cuba; of the climates, crops, trade, governments, education, history, past and present. Of their moods, tempers, beliefs, ethics, temperaments, faiths. He spotlights progress and national advance; he discusses the great crops of coffee, bananas, cocoanuts, chocolate, chicle, rubber, sugar, etc. A good job, of timely interest, particularly to the business man.