A serious and complete overhauling of the Abyssinian war, its roots in back history, its military aspects, its economic and international aspects. France's gestures of friendship England's hesitancy and ultimate position, the failure of the League. Objective and fair, the author takes no sides, and is open in his criticism. As correspondent to the London Morning Post, he was close to the situation, and has dug deep into motives, causes --results. He feels that Italy has bitten off more than she can chew and should be quiescent for some time to come, but that the whole episode has implications beyond the Italian phases of the matter. A book for those interested in close study of every straw in the wind of modern international politics and economics.