A fairly comprehensive collection of ""Articles and Documents on American Foreign Policy and the Vietnam Crises"" with several gaps and some debatable emphases, this comes at a time when such coverage is an accomplishment in itself. Historical background has been eschewed in favor of an investigation into ""The crises of American Foreign Policy."" Many contributions have been chosen for their illumination of world affairs rather than direct relevance to immediate Vietnamese issues. Furthermore, as might be guessed by anyone familiar with the editors' previous work, the overall cast of opinion is highly critical of present policy. Nevertheless, whatever one's own opinion, this remains beyond doubt the most valuable single volume on the subject to date, if only by virtue of the inclusion of clear statements of all viable diplomatic alternatives, and of an excellent chronology and bibliography.