This is the kind of regional material that should form a sound background of general knowledge of our people and our land. The sale through the Southwest is a foregone conclusion; it can be used as a basic book and linked with the other books to which she gives liberal attention in her pages. But aside from the local interest, the book has a wealth of material for anyone planning to go to the Southwest, anyone who already knows and loves it. She has swung out and back again; she has touched upon the history, the people who built that history, the character of the country, the villages, the towns and the customs of the people, past and present. There is no attempt to do more than touch upon the industrial and commercial developments; rather does she preserve for today, the recent and distant past. Covarrubias' jacket.