In these two volumes Hoenigsberg carries his study of Francisco de Paula Santander up through his death in 1840. The organizational format is basically chronological. Although division into chapters seems indiscriminate, episodes such as the Costata, the Leonardo Infante trial and the Ocaña Convention dominate chapters. Some problems such as the foreign debt are handled in widely separated chapters and incompletely. More regrettable is Hoenigsberg’s allocation of less than 100 pages to a sketchy treatment of the 1830s when Santander was president in his own right. Such shortcomings result from Hoenigsberg’s pursuit of a particular objective. As this reviewer indicated in more extensive remarks on Volume I (HAHR, 51:1, 145-146, Feb., 1971) this study is a one-dimensional defense which, in spite of its length, does not provide (and was not intended to provide) a balanced assessment of Santander’s place in Colombian history or even of his career. Each volume has a documentary appendix; the bibliography is in volume three.