Robert Brookings, founder of the Brookings Institute, was a merchant who was also an educator and a statesman. This volume records the development of his career. Of special interest to the medical profession is the chapter relating to the founding of the medical school of Washington University, in which is given in intimate detail the development of that institution, including the influence of Pritchett of the Carnegie Foundation and of Brookings. The volume is written in a smooth, interesting style. It is nicely illustrated and a fine story of the success of a typical American.