This second volume covers the period between Roosevelt's marriage and his nomination as governor of New York by the Democratic Party. Those were important years in the nation's history -- and vital years in the life of one of the most controversial figures in modern history. During those years he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, under Woodrow Wilson, with Josephus Daniels as his chief. During those years, his wartime letters give flashes of the part he played, the differences, with his chief and his growing respect for him, his trip to England, to Europe's battlefields, his endorsement of The League of Nations. Then comes the brief period of his candidacy for Vice President, runningmate to Cox. His attack of polio- and the way in which he met it. His return to public life, campaign manager for Alfred Smith, candidate for governorship of his state. A book for the record; for serious students of the factors which made the man. But-for the average reader, one wonders how wide a public is interested in going through an extensive correspondence, for the sake of a few nuggets. The sale of the earlier volume will supply the answer, to a large extent. Definitely, a book for public libraries.