This is not a routine journalist's book, either in context or style. It is written in vivid, rhythmic prose, with an aesthetic quality one would not expect from a diplomatic and war correspondent. An Englishman, he took journeys near and far, ranging from days of the past, with the Sacco Vanzetti case and his early journalistic experiences to German munitioneering in Africa, the revolt against Franco at Tetuan, the Spanish Basque country today,the peasant and the man in the street and so on. Interviews -- essays -- random reminiscences -- sheer description. None of the daredevil and scoop school of journalism, but an interpretative, impressionistic account of varied things.