The author of A Southerner Discovers the South employs the same technique to seek out the reasons for the changing pattern of New England, through which -- says he -- a great wind has long been blowing. He visits resorts and agricultural sections. And he finds that New England is rich -- and complacent -- and blind to the fact that the impetus is gone, that things are changing below the surface, that what they have won through generations of struggle and endeavour will be lost if they don't wake up. New Englanders wont like it, though they will like his honest admiration and affection for their land; but they may read it to quarrel with it, and it may achieve his end. The earlier book had an amazing sale, amazing in view of the fact that he is not a facile and easy writer, but gives solid meat to chew on.