This comprehensive view of the effect of American activities, struggles and efforts upon European life and progress is one which any American can read with both pleasure and pride. It slays what Max Lerner calls ""the European father"" to a great extent, and shows not only what has been, and is being accomplished, but holds out hope that somehow a golden means of cooperation can be reached between individualism and collectivism. Dignified, , well written, this carries a frank admission of the necessary superficialities as the coverage is wide. American politics, wealth, ventures in invention, literature, economics and social affairs are outlined chronologically, with succeeding testimony of their repercussion on European life and thought. A selected bibliography is valuable.