The Story of the Pacific

By Hendrik Willem van Loon
THE title fully describes the book; the author’s name fully guarantees the kind of book one would expect; so what more is there to say? One can only lay once more the old tribute, so often paid and so richly deserved, of praise for Mr. Van Loon’s learning, wisdom, humanity, essential rightness, and for his extraordinary ability to express these qualities through a type of writing peculiarly his own and equally acceptable by youth and crabbed age.