The Humes have drawn a portrait of Ignace Paderewski, Polish composer, pianist and statesman, as a man of genius who had the courage of his own convictions. With deep faith in God, his country and his own star, Paderwski fought and overcame great obstacles,- poverty, inadequate basic training, illness- and always political strife in the country he loved. He became the outstanding pianist of his time- and helped bring freedom and unity to the struggling people of Poland. There is an inspirational quality for dedicated and struggling young people here, but the authors have marred their subject matter by too obvious an effort to weave didactic principles into the marshalling of their facts. A strong Catholic emphasis here.