The author is chief of the Research Guidance and Review Division of the State Department's Historical Office, and he has here approached the accumulation of speeches and public papers of F.D.R. with a view to setting extracts under 25 subject headings, domestic and international in character. The topics are widely varied, but reflect the ideas that reshaped the facets of American life in the New Deal. There is something of interest for everyone, who might be seeking a ""text""- an inspiration- a springboard in the broad field of Democracy, of Religion and the Arts, Political, Processes, Private Enterprise, Public Utilities, Agriculture, Public Welfare, Reciprocal Trade. Narrower in development, still broad in concept, are the sections devoted to The Future of America and Democratic Government, Housing, Youth, TVA, Immigration. The timeliness of Roosevelt's comments on health as a part of government, old age as a responsibility of government, poverty as something government must challenge, might have been written as preface to Washington's War on Poverty today. In an appendix are included the full texts of the first inaugural address and his final message. Indexed for further accessibility.