A fluent, thorough survey of the political, economic and cultural character of Scandinavia- Denmark, with its colony of Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland. Even the most cursory reading of this excellent study will confirm the strong ideological brotherhood of the North countries and our own U.S., and a glance at the map settles any final doubts as to the practical if not moral necessity for greater cooperation between us. The Scandinavian countries extend from the Russian border to the shores of North America and the vital arctic air and sea route, and the past war offers grim evidence of the ineffectiveness of their attempted neutrality. The author's effective point is that our political compulsion has here the rare opportunity of a firm foundation in friendship and common interest. Aside from the importance of the subject matter and its thorough documentation, it is a pleasure to stress the fine quality of the writing, which makes easy reading of what might have seemed overfreighted text with facts and figures.