This book seems slow and somewhat stereotyped in getting under way, but gathers interest and momentum in presenting the problems of our good neighbor to the north. Very timely, in view of the war, for whatever the outcome, the relations of the U. S. and Canada are of vital interest. The one-time correspondent for the N. Y. Times discusses industry, agriculture, social and economic conditions, politics, religion and racial questions. History -- personalities -- and the increasing independence of the mother country indicate that defeat of the Allies might result in an independent nation -- or a closer link with the U. S. A revealing book, which deserves attention -- and a better book than the Andre Siegfried study which appeared in 1937.