This is a detailed study of the geography and recent political and social history of the Turkish-inhabited areas in Soviet Central Asia, by a leading authority on that part of the world. It is particularly valuable for the insight it gives into Russian policy and methods. When the book was printed in 1942 the last 150 pages were omitted because of their anti-Soviet slant. But even then the Minister of Education forbade its distribution and later the author was arrested, along with other Pan-Turanians. Though eventually acquitted and now free to participate in the open criticism of Russia permitted in Turkey, he has not regained his professorship.