Books: F.F. to F.D.R.: Yours to Command

ROOSEVELT AND FRANKFURTER: THEIR CORRESPONDENCE, 1928-1945, annotated by Max Freedman. 772 pages. Atlantic-Little, Brown. $17.50.

This thick volume of correspondence presents a unique over-the-shoulder view of the intimate relationship between the master politician of the New Deal and the great jurist who was his friend and adviser. The most startling aspect of that view is Felix Frankfurter's capacity for ladling out the adulation and his President's insatiable capacity for lapping it up. In their candor, the letters are an almost unexampled casebook of politics and history in the making.

The Symbol. Roosevelt and Frankfurter...

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