I picked this up because I knew of Colonel House, FDR's aide.
My, what a bad book. It reads poorly, with long-winded soliloquies and extensive descriptions. I do not know if this is a good example of American novels in the 1910's, but it is seems bad to a modern reader. Perhaps a serious student of Colonel House ought to read this. It seems to have no value as a novel.
I have not fully read this book, but it gives excellent insight into the direction that the political elite of the United States is taking this country. This book also gives excellent insight into the mind of the man who was Woodrow Wilson's alter ego and the head of Franklin Roosevelt's brain trust.