This book is probably the best general work now available in English on Rumanian conditions and problems. Enough has been written on the dramatic side of recent Rumanian developments. Here the reader will find a sympathetic, but at the same time dispassionate examination of the realities of Rumanian life. A brief outline of the country's history is followed by detailed studies of political organization and policies, with special treatment of the minorities question. A goodly part of the book is devoted to an extended examination of Rumanian economic resources and economic life, and the book concludes with a detailed bibliography.