The author of this volume, a British editor already known through his book "The Terror in Europe," has a gift for separating essentials from non-essentials. The present book is in the nature of an inquiry, dealing chiefly with Germany, but also taking up Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Switzerland, the Low Countries and Denmark. Tiltman paints a heart-rending picture of conditions and drives home his statements with figures. At the same time he studies the transformations that have been taking place in the mentality of the continental peoples. It is no longer the danger of war that obsesses them, but rather the question of where to find daily bread and employment.