This is important, first because Mowrer was the first prophet of the European tragedy whose book, Germany Turns. The Clock Back, caught the public attention. Second, because in this he studies the situation in China by taking section after section, salient point after salient point, and combines a word picture of the district and what it means in the Oriental picture, and a progressive study of the war with Japan. He is confident that Japan cannot win, and he gives his reasons. Not an easy book to follow. There are sections in which the facts are dramatized by anecdote and incident, there is some personal adventure, but on the whole, the impression left is somewhat abstract and even the personalities of the leaders fail to impress themselves on the reader, with a few exceptions. Not a book that rivals Red Star Over China.