A poignant living memorial to a son killed in action- living, in that the father recaptures, without dramatization, without sentimentalizing, the passing moments of a life lived abundantly. The book, as it stands, is a tribute to America's youth -- to the America's way of life. Geddes Mumford represents thousands like him, brought up in an understanding, middle income bracket home, going to public schools private schools, meeting difficulties, making mistakes, taking adolescence the hard but coming through to maturity with a capacity for thinking and feeling and living -- and dying. Lewis Mumford has never written better. -For individual selling to those also have known and lost -- and to those who care for America's youth.