A 500-page digest of post-war history means more today than when it was first published in 1935 (primarily for England). The United States has become world conscious. A brief survey of what has happened in the countries involved in today's crisis is valuable as a background for better understanding, and is not elsewhere available in so concise and readily accessible a form. Readable, simple enough for the man in the street, it should reach a wide general public, and find a plus sale for schools and colleges. The angle is liberal, and sufficiently objective so that blame, where it is due, is not spared, but where controversial facts are presented in such a way that the reader may draw his own conclusions. The author defines the period as one in which ""the crippled nations threw the body politic of Europe out of joint"" and the backward nations continued the revolt begun before the World War. A final chapter, not available at this moment, will include last minute situations.