Courtesy, kindness and consideration -- these are the basic principles of etiquette, observed by Mrs. Roosevelt in all of her public life. This book explores every channel of the subject beginning with manners between husband and wife, parents and children, host and guest, and continuing through the philosophy of good manners. Entertaining from every viewpoint is discussed, from etiquette in business, to restaurants, stores and hotels. Some who cherish absence of formality as an indication of freedom and democracy would do well to study this. Young people interested in overcoming awkwardness that ignorance produces will find many answers here.