An Englishman's viewpoint of modern Mexico, and the clearest analysis of the political and social and economic upheaval I have read. The early part of the book is a more or less routine account of his introduction to Mexico; then comes his marriage to a Mexican girl of the upper classes, and his initiation into the inner social circles. As a representative first of the Mexican Railway Company and later the Mexican Eagle Oil Company, he was in a position to see at first hand the results of the revolution, of the policy of Mexico for the Mexicans and finally of the expropriations. He does an excellent job in helping clarify the political and economic entanglements for the average reader, and gives a good background for better understanding of the current problems. He manages to keep a reasonably objective viewpoint, showing where Cardenas has actually accomplished things for the good of his country, and where the innate character of the Mexicans is bringing failure out of his economic policies.