Stefansson gives here a fairly comprehensive picture of a country little known to the average American. Its history, religious and social background. Today's administration, education, literature, public health, social conditions, agriculture and industry, and the cooperative movement. Finally, a brief guide for tourists as to what to see and where to go, with brief comment on the role of Icelanders in America. Well documented, but too definitely on the instructive side to appeal to the fireside traveler. Sell purely as an informative handbook.