I found this exceedingly-and unexpectedly-interesting and challenging reading. Somehow, it seems to me that the numerous books that have come my way on post-war planning have virtually ignored the problems of the European peasant-and the European peasant, of course, in a tremendously vital factor in the world tomorrow. Two experts on the farm problems of Europe here analyze the pre-war farming conditions, and put forward the essential facts and practical policy relating to the rehabilitation of European peasantry, the abolition of malnutrition, the establishment of prosperous agriculture, as a backbone to Europe. They cross section European farming people, they present maps showing location of crop distribution, livestock, types of farming, etc. They link political and psychological and social factors, and indicate the difficulties ahead. They personalize the problem through four typical individuals of different farm sections-show past and future. And they present a challenging blueprint for reorganization.