Churchill has done much, in the various volumes of his memoirs, to leave a living record of the great conflict. In this new book he departs from the terrain which he knew well from personal experience, and enters the field of eastern operations. As he says in his preface, relatively little has been written in English on this phase of the struggle, and its significance has not been fully recognized. For that reason, if for no other, this volume would be very welcome. It is the more so coming from one of the most gifted of contemporary writers. Churchill has gone through much of the foreign literature, and his account is well-informed and properly proportioned. It is certainly the most readable and on the whole the best single book on the campaigns in the East, and takes its place at once among the outstanding books on the war.