Books: Down Under

INTRODUCING AUSTRALIA—C. Hartley Grattan—John Day ($3).

Practically everything Americans want to know about the continent of which they know least can be found in this Baedeker to Down Under. Author Grattan ("America's foremost authority on Australia") covers the country's history, economy, politics, culture, its relations with Britain, its record in World Wars I & II, its future. The last is summed up in a remark by ex-Premier Robert Menzies: "We will never realize our destiny as a nation until we realize that we are one of the Pacific powers."

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