FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S OWN STORY by Donald- Ed Day

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S OWN STORY

KIRKUS REVIEW

The editor of this one-volume collection of material in Roosevelt's own words acknowledges that he fought him bitterly during his lifetime, and accepted many of the generalities and criticisms voiced by the opposition. But that a careful study of material available at Hyde Park has produced a ""conversion"" to full appreciation of the evidence the record provides of the greatness of the man, his development, his social, economic, political credo. Except for occasional italicized transitional matter, to give the setting and identify the background, the bulk of the material is directly quoted from notes, , letters, press conference transcripts, drafts of speeches, and so on, in chronological order so as to give- in his own words, the close up story of Franklin D. Hoosevelt's political years....To one unfamiliar there will come inevitably the sense of his being the man of the times with terrific impact; to one familiar with much of what is included, there is an extraordinary vitality and ever-new sense in rereading. The market for first hand Roosevelt material seems still a lively one.

Publisher: Little, Brown