Here is an encouraging and sympathetic presentation of world economic conditions, in so far as basic roots are concerned. South America is made the keystone for our own future economic growth, no matter what the outcome of the war, though this is no ross-colored platform of appeasement of the Axis Powers. A dispassionate analysis of economic events leading up to the present war -- our failure to realize the strategic importance we had won and our own tragic failure to use that power and our blindness to what was going on in Europe. Translation of a twice-told tale into terms of dollars and cents and markets and commodities, as an intelligently presented background for the years that lie ahead. The authors face that future on contrasting planes, and, whatever the outcome, they are able to prove, convincingly, that our immediate responsibility is to make every sacrifice to save democracy, but that we can write the ticket of the future in any case. They answer such books as The Ranger in Our Gold and show why they feel that our gold reserve is a bulwark. And they plead for intelligent and far-sighted leadership to sustain good business ahead. We can recommend this enthusiastically, as an up-to-the-minute book for business men.