Once in a while a collection of letters catches the public interest. Here is a collection that has a chance to do just that. The volume provides a rounded representation of letters from men in the service, in training, in action, here and overseas. There are boys who can write -- and boys who are far from ""lit'ry"": there are specific action accounts and philosophic commentary on war and what they are fighting for; there are home front problems which need house cleaning (problems of industry, racial problems); there are funny letters and serious letters. Anything provided a springboard, from meeting the Queen in England to the sanitary conditions in India, natives and animal life in Africa and the Middle East, the marines at Guadalcanal where the ""toughest part is going on"", hot and cold climates from Bataan to Alaska. Careful choice which has avoided repetition and included all types for all types. A good idea-skillfully carried out.