Some of this material appeared in Gannett's column in the Herald-Tribune. Much of it is new. As a whole, it is good reading, though, from the point of view of a travel book, is decidedly spotty, probably intentionally so, as it conveys only the high spots and general impressions of a cross continental trip taken by Lewis Gannett and his wife and son. Once the southwest is reached, the text takes on momentum, and the coast part is the best. For practical purposes the chapters dealing with costs, with practical details about camping, luggage, and so on are valuable. Good chance for a merchandising plan on related books, using his lists of reading dealing with different sections of the country, as a basis.