The second of the American Folkways Series, edited by Erskine Caldwell. A biography of the Southwest, peoples and problems past and present, told with ease and appreciation. Indians and Spanish colonists and Mormona and bandits all rub shoulders as long rets historic incidents, as he analyzes the economic and agricultural problems of the state, the acute demand for water. He touches on the pictorial highspots, the Carisbad Caverns, the Canyon: he retells the stories of Billy the Kid, of Kit Carson. A very readable portrait of a part of the country loved by many.