Not ""Just another book on Mexico"". Thorough in treatment, lively in tone, this history by a ggenhelm fellow is an important addition to Mexicans. Its interpretations, founded on twelve years of careful research and observation, are never stereotyped and show considerable original thinking. The author often sympathizes with the Spaniard rather than the Indian, pricks the romanticism of the Carlotta-Max-Imillian hubble, and recognizes that Mexico's way out lies in the schoolhouse and the plowshar, Though less comprehensive than Gruening's Mexico And Its Heritage, it merits a steady year after year sale. He's given an old story a new angle.