Books: The Mysteries of Geopolitics

DEMOCRATIC IDEALS AND REALITY—Halford J. Mackinder—Holf ($2.50).

THE WORLD OF GENERAL HAUSHOFER—Andreas Dorpalen—Farrar & Rinehart ($3.50).

GERMAN STRATEGY OF WORLD CONQUEST—Derwent Whittlesey—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

AN OUTLINE OF POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY —J. F. Horrabin—Knopf ($ 1.50).

In 1908 the Bavarian General Staff sent a young officer, Major Karl Haushofer, to study the workings of the Japanese Army. Traveling slowly via Suez and Singapore, young Haushofer hailed the flag of the Rising Sun with "immense relief." His long journey from the Fatherland had been humiliating: at many stages of the ship's passage—Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, Aden, India,...

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