This Vol. II concludes the biography begun with Allenby; A Study in Greatness, and deals almost wholly with the stormy years of his service as High Commissioner in Egypt, an Egypt torn by inner dissension, a sense of grievance, and a determination to achieve independence. Allenby had as many troubles with the British Foreign Office -- and a hostile Press -- as with his Egyptian leaders, but eventually won for them independence, a liberal constitution and some measure of law and order. For the record, this fills in obvious gape in our knowledge. As biography, it is colorless; Allenby lacked the warmth of personality that might have redeemed it.