The story of Thomas Mott Osborne, an extraordinary biography of a modern reformer. Brilliant, wealthy, well educated, Thomas Mott Osborne chose the path of prison work, and sacrificed his life to it. The biographer touches lightly upon his youth, and then lays stress upon the years of work in prisons, and the contribution Osborne made to a new day for the prisioner. Politics finally drove him into retirement, but the work he accomplished goes on. A readable story, rather well told, and should appeal to the audience that read Wardon Lawes' book, 20,000 Years in Sing Sing.