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always steadfast to his political principles, though his opinions
of men sometimes underwent a radical change. He favored
Bryan for Congress, but soon began to regard his ideas with
misgiving, and eventually came to abhor him and all his works.
Conversely, he was at first opposed to Cleveland but as Secre-
tary of Agriculture later came to have for him great admira-
tion and respect. As founder of Arbor Day and an ardent pro-
moter of tree planting he did much for Nebraska, and the State
has shown its gratitude by placing his statue in Statuary Hall
in our national capitol. This is an excellent book and printing
and binding are of high quality. It is a volume of which the
author and the University of Nebraska Press have every reason
to be proud.
EDWARD EVERETT DALE
University of Oklahoma
The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
With a Special Introduction and Explanatory Notes by
President Roosevelt. By Samuel I. Rosenman, compiler
and collator. New York (The Macmillan Co.), 1941. 1937
Volume, pp. lxxii+659; 1938 Volume, pp. xxiii+686; 1939
Volume, pp. xl+635; 1940 Volume, pp. xxxi+741. $30.00
for the four volumes.
The amazing amount of work which the President of the
United States is called on to do, especially when he holds the
office in a period of social revolution and world crisis, is well
established by the four volumes to which this brief review
is applied. Yet the 2781 printed pages of these four volumes
represent only a portion of what President Roosevelt was
called on to do in the four years of his second administration.
The four volumes carry, respectively, the following titles:
The Constitution Prevails; The Continuing Struggle for Lib-
eralism; War-and Neutrality; War---and Aid to Democracies.
Each volume has a table of contents placed at the beginning
which contains numbered items to which the Topical Table
in the 1937 Volume refers. The Topical Table contains twenty-
nine major topics, and the numbered items in the four tables
of contents are listed by volume under these topics. For the
special convenience of both the student and layman this Topical
Table is followed by 225 subtopics, and in each case these are
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/. Accessed April 18, 2014.