Almost anybody can have a tape recorder these days -- even 5 & 10f stores carry them. These lead to a real appreciation for the people who direct and control sound on records and tapes. Mr. Murray, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, could win another for his masterly handling of difficult material. He moves from simple to complex equipment with ease, from the problems of technique in recording accurately to the temperaments of the great performers who record and to the mysteries of acoustical control. The various specialities within the specialty are described and the book combines to an up-to-date history of the record industry as well as unusual career information.