The author started on his life work associated with the railroad Y.M.C.A. and met all types of railroad executives, a good introduction to fifty years in the industrial relations field. His tie-up with the liberal type of executive, such as John D. Booksfailer, Jr., and the forward looking group of Standard Oil executives, and the progressive group of personnel-minded executives who worked with him at the Princeton Industrial Relations School, plus the research-minded group of the Industrial Relations Counsellors, have given him too one-sided an experience. He seems blind to the ugly side of industrial relations or does be simply close one eye? His book would have more value were both sides shown. As it stands, it has a faint flavor of Pollyanna. Not an autobiography, except in a limited sense. Really a semi-historical survey of the field -- and a comfort to conservatives.