An eyewitness angle on the Japanese-Chinese situation, dating back over five years. A college graduate, in search of adventure, stows away on a Japanese boat, is jailed in Honolulu, finally gets to China, where he teaches and -- with the coming of the war -- turns to reporting. A complete coverage of the war years, with pictures of outstanding personalities. He reports on the fall of Peiping, on war on the Mongel front, on the sieges of Shanghal, Nanking, on Japanese atrocities, war in the air, finance and man power, Japanese rule in conquered areas, guerilla warfare, border republics, experiences with the 8th Route Army, etc. Interesting reading, long, but it holds the interest throughout, and has the vitality of a first hand record.