The English equivalent of the American Peace Corps is evidently Voluntary Service Overseas. The book is chiefly interesting for the comparisons and contrasts that can be inferred from the account of V.S.O. methods and accomplishments. V.S.O. personnel are chosen from the ranks of 18 and 19 year olds of all classes for assignment to counseling and work training jobs among the backward peoples of British Protectorates and Common-wealth countries. Mrs. Dickson and her husband have been active in and close observers of the organization since its inception in 1958. From orientation sessions to typical work missions and follow up reports on returned volunteers, her survey is done in both general and personal terms with excerpts from the letters written by volunteers. A readable report on an experiment in international social service.