The author of Robber Barons, writes firmly of government in action. The title seems to us misleading, as the book is primarily a study of Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson, their rise to power and administration, with brief touching on McKinley and Taft. He examines the roots of governmental policies, the inauguration of foreign policies of intervention. The period is important with its many parallels today, in the beginnings of more aggressive government action in domestic affairs to alleviate the conditions of the masses. A good background book. Josephson writes in a lively, semi-journalistic, semi-muckraking manner, for popular consumption. A good presentation of men who have shaped governmental patterns.