Judge Allen has written, out of her long experience and knowledge of what is needed, an excellent book which every citizen should have on his shelf where he can refer to it in these times when freedom of speech, press and religion is under fire. The book includes a reprint of the Constitution, but the body of the book takes up the Constitution point by point, emphasizing and clarifying. Specific examples of modern day legislation are given to show how the Constitution and its principles are affecting legislation. It is straightforward, direct and lucid- though not designed for an evening's entertainment. The five main headings under which the subjects are grouped give a key to the approach: --An Instrument of Freedom, Separation of Powers, The Constitution and the War Power, The Constitutional Civil Liberties, Effect of Democracy under the Constitution. This should be a book of permanent value.