A tonic in book form for any person who has lost faith, hope and enthusiasm in the magnificence of the United States. The style is rapid fire. One visualizes the writer as a speaker. He gives a socialized history of the country from pioneer days to the present, mingling with it references to incidents abroad and our reaction to them, as indicating national tendencies. The tone of the book is set by his own nostalgia when away from home. As easy to read as the morning paper -- inspirational in tone. Should be a ""must book"" for every foreigner coming to our shores.