This is more than simply the life of an eminent journalist, whose fame might not entitle him, in this country, to more than passing interest, except in limited circles. This is, in addition, a study of the closely interlocked interests of journalism, politics, international complications, great movements, and great leaders of public opinion. It is the story of The Manchester Guardian in its relation to England of the last half of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century. C. P. Scott, for many years the motive power of the paper, is, of course, the central figure, but it is Scott in relation to his profession, in relation to the events which colored the policies of his paper, that we study -- rather than Scott, the man. We do, however, get a vivid glimpse of the man through a chapter written by his associate, W. P. Crozier. And his personality shines through his work, which was to him life itself. An excellent biography, if not one likely to be widely popular. Important for public libraries.