"This work will introduce modern German history and culture to the non-German student better than any other volume in English; in fact, better than almost any volume in German. Within the space of 327 pages Mr. Bruford has brought together a .large body of knowledge which is both clearly and compactly handled. He has selected his illustrative material with such care and precision that the complicated thought of the book almost always can be easily followed. And he has eminently succeeded in imparting to his study the simplicity of outline which reveals the author's thorough knowledge of the period and understanding of his problem. One seldom meets a book to which this praise can be given; the author should be congratulated on his ability to compress information without sacrificing either perspicuity or vividness.