What Drury's California does for that state, Hungerford's Pathway of Empire does for New York state. The limitations of the subject, however, make the New York book one more of towns and cities, of industries and man-created factors, rather than of natural beauties, the these have their place. He follows the natural watercourses, the rivers and canals, the roads and railroads. And he fills his pages with bits of stories of the people who made the state, of the historical background, of the odd tales that liven straight description. One feels the urge to follow his footsteps. A book that should be a standard stock item in every bookshop in the state, and on all public and school library shelves. Call to attention of local A.A.A, as the ideal New York state guide.