A new and completely revised edition of a source book of facts on Latin America, thorough, accurate, objective. The author, as trade commissioner, has had access to statistics not available to the public, which strengthens the value of his chapters on economics. He has covered the material topically, instead of under each country. Occasionally he verges on the academic, but on the whole, it is an excellent general survey for those who want to dig a little deeper than possible in most of the current books.... In revising the material, the content of the 1941 edition has been brought up to date with specific attention to financial, industrial and factual data on communications, transportation, etc. Less attention is given to political changes, new pressures, and such matters, but individual items of international interest as the question of the British claim to the Falklands comes in for consideration. Of no value as a tourist guide, but useful for those doing business with Latin America.