Helpful introduction for students new to subject. Clements is careful to show that Hoover, though scarcely up to the task of overcoming the Depression, wasn't quite the disaster of historical legend. Equally, FDR didn't turn everything he touched to gold. Perhaps a litte light on the transformation of electoral politics in the 1930s, but good nonetheless.
I used the book to help me on my AS module paper on FDR, so have used only half of the book. For any AS student studying American history on the relevant period, I'd say it's a must. It gives an overview of the period, telling you about the problems facing FDR, legislation, impacts, opposition etc, presenting the information in a comprehensive format, tailored for AS students. When you start studying the subject this really does help. However, if you're aiming for high grades, I wouldn't rely on the book alone. It doesn't provide enough depth to give you the full picture. Nevertheless, I'd say this is the best place to start.
I bought this book about a year ago, just before my A levels, as I had a module on this in my summer exam. I used the book as my base for revision and got full marks in that module in the summer. For exams, and for revision, it's a brilliant book. Buy it!