What are we to make of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition and his bid for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination? How enduring will the coalition be? These are among the questions posed in this lively and insightful book that is both a campaign memoir (the author was a campaign coordinator) and a hard-hitting critique of American society and political life. Unlike others who saw the Jackson campaign as a divisive force within the black community (e.g., Adolph Reed Jr., The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon, LJ 5/15/86), Collins views the coalition as a ``political maturing and coalescing of all those groups that heretofore were forced to struggle for consitutional rights in a piecemeal fashion. . . . '' A useful assessment of an important new political reform movement. Edward C. Dreyer, Political Science Dept., Univ. Tulsa, Okla.