Popular poetry anthologized from the point of view of personal helpfulness, inspiration, guidance. Plenty of old favorites, sentiment, humor -- no claims to high literature, to pure poetry, but to the wide audience who find personal application in verse. The great writers are not slighted, there is a general representation of the classic anthology items, but on the whole, the material is selected for the man in the street,rather than the connoisseur. Ted Malons has a wide radio following for his program called Between Book Ends and for his very special type of book talks. He has included in this collection stories of favorite poems of famous people, and the way in which poems have altered people's lives. This should prove a popular volume with the men in the service.