This might have been much better reading if he had let himself go on incidents and personalities, but that isn't its purpose. The purpose is to give other organizations, in peacetime, lessons from the experience of this mammoth welfare cooperative. Appendices include directories of committees, etc. quotas by states; incorporation memoranda. He discusses the problems of merging self interest in any cooperative action; he defines the purpose, the scope, the member agencies, the participating agencies, policy, budget, publicity, etc. He charts its growth-state organization and leadership- procedure- coats- findings- money raising- services rendered- interorganization problems (cautiously). He charges lack of spirital motivation and understanding with the negative results today. And he urges- on every plane- decentralization, broadening the base, extension of information channels and so on- as the lesson.