The League of Nations and Robert Lord Cecil are synonymous -- and this autobiography is distinguished by the faith that is still in him. The book is therefore a systematic chronicle of the inception, the development, the growth and proceedings of the League, prefaced by a brief record of the author's life and career. It is a technical study of the League, its workings, organization, decisions, mistakes, contributions and personnel. A modest tale, taking little credit for loyalty and devotion to an ideal. It emerges as an impressive picture of siglemindedness, of determination to find a future course. Decidedly not a ""pop"" job, but for students of international affairs.