Remember Holy Old Mackinaw? The author has turned in other directions in this book, but the same gusto and zest are here, as he traces the background which resulted in the National Safety Council -- the whys and wherefores of it. Fires -- and accidents -- and ghastly deaths in steel mills -- and manglings in early days of railroading. Everywhere man the victim of machines and greed. Laws were finally passed to make working conditions better, and business knows it pays. He pays a fine tribute to the Council and other agencies for safety. A book for a specialized market, but of interest in way of handling for a wider field.