Robert Moses in a brief prefatory note supplies the best definition of his book; an edited compilation of his writings drawn ""from reports, speeches, letters and articles produced for specific occasions or to emphasize some currently debated phase of public administration and policy"". The editorial assignment, carried out by Cleveland Rodgers, seeks in no way to revamp the author's views. With potshots at proportional representation (and its attending evil of irreducibly split political factions) and at encroaching Communist influences, Moses levels his big guns at Just about every significant problem in the field of public service- concentrating fire on housing, highway and park development. The demands for able, young administrators, and the bureaucratic methods of advancing them, arouse him particularly. He rages against the political interests which block progress. Yet Moses is a foremost conservative, eager always to work within the solid practicalities of available capital and on a sort of utopia-as-you-go policy. The arguments are paternalistic and forceful and will appeal to would-be public servants and the civic-minded.