Within recent months Hermann Hagedorn, in a role that suggests he is literary executor as well as biographer, published Theodore Roosevelt's writings relating to the democratic ideal, under the title Free Citizen (Macmillan). Harper published Cutright's Theodore Roosevelt Naturalist Devin-Adair brought out Theodore Roosevelt's America in their American Naturalists Series.... Now comes this further selection from his writings, providing ""a self portrait"". Each major section is prefaced by a brief biographical note- and an excellent introduction traces his varying roles and the one dominant drive, to be a writer. The press of life, filled to overflowing, turned this creative urge into practical channels. His writing- almost continuous throughout his life- was a tool, a weapon, whether he wrote of hunting or ranch life, or the political scene. A many faceted personality emerges in these selections.