A coöperative survey of American life published under the auspices of the Comité France-Amerique. It is written by a number of well-known French scholars, including Siegfried, Viallate, Cestre, Roz and others, and is intended to give the Frenchman going to the United States all the information he needs in order to observe intelligently and understand the life about him. The book is extraordinarily well done, and is not overweighted in the direction of politics. There are excellent chapters on artistic and social life, as well as on all economic aspects of American civilization. One cannot help but contrast a volume like this with the many ill-informed and ill-tempered books on America appearing in France. Americans will read this volume with pleasure and it is to be hoped that it enjoys a wide distribution in France.