One of the most inclusive books on alcoholism to date (it quite outclasses last year's Drinking's Not the Problem by Charles Clapp- Crowell), this deals with a problem which afflicts some 600,000 today- not to mention their families, and is authored by a former alcoholic who is now the director of the National Committee on Alcoholism. There is quite a bit from his own experience as well as that of others as the human side of the story is integrated with the medical. The two main types of drinkers, the chronic and the compulsive; and within this breakdown, those with the least chance of recovery- the stupid drinker and the psychopath. Women as alcoholics (one to every six men); the physical and mental damage; quack remedies; drug therapy, psychiatry, group therapy (A.A.), and finally the recognition of alcoholism as a public health problem and the various organizations and agencies which are now engaged in its treatment. A good job.