The small things that happen to the small people- as reported by a man in a small job in the American embassy in Berlin, who managed to get the man in the street to talk frankly. Through these conversations, he records the temper of the German people, what they are thinking, doing, saying -- through 1940. He reports too on newspapers, on radio, on books, on current jokes and current gossip. He tells the story second-hand -- and from the story draws his own conclusions. That there is no dire shortage of foods or supplies or heat, nothing to revolt for --or to-while war goes on. Good back stairs gossip -- not cheap, but revealing. Good reading.