In the summer of 1942 Waldo Frank returned to his much loved South America on a lecture tour where he talked of the deep war for a real civilization beneath and beyond the struggle between Fascism and Democracy. He went briefly to Chile, Uruguay and Peru, but traveled and lectured mostly in Brazil and Argentina. The ""incident"" in Buenos Aires when he was attacked by five Fascist hoodlums in his hotel room is describe in full. And in Journal form, he gives impressionistic portraits of the leaders, politicians, artiste and writers, and the plain people of the lands he visits. He writes at length of the terrain, history and temper of the different countries. For many, there is a lyrical exuberance of style and manner which is irritating.