2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 10

The Story of the Crusades. By E. M. Wilmot-Buxton. (George

G. Harrap and Co. 3s. 6d.)—The story, as it is told here, takes in a wide range of time, for it begins with the birth of Mahomet and ends with the Fall of Constantinople. The logical connexion of these two events is clear enough, but a map illustrating the growth of Islam between the seventh century and the eleventh would have been more illustrative of the subject than details of Mahomet's early life. When our author reaches his subject he deals with it ably enough. Evidently he has carefully studied the authorities on his subject, while he knows how to make out of them an easily intelligible and picturesque narrative.