This book followed Lost Horizon, but did not share the ""resuscitation"" process, and consequently is still unknown to a large majority of his audience. In this new edition, with a preface by Hilton, and an introduction by Dorothy Thompson, a new jacket and a new binding, it should be good merchandise. Personally, I liked it less well than Lost Horizon, but frankly think it likely to appeal to a wider market, if once that market is tapped. A story of a man caught between two forces, the White and the Red, in Russia. Good adventure.