As described in (my) title. Story of FDR's full life, from soup to nuts. First half covers the story before and through his "New Deal" as President; it inevitably contains lot of detail about Senate bills, political deals, fellow politicians involved, etc. and gets a bit 'samey' - however, there WERE a lot of all these in the period. The second half centres more on WW2 and is (for me) the more interesting and readable.
This book was quite interesting, involving Roosevelts entire life, including every little nugget of his political life. If you are moderatly interested in FDR, read this book, but be warned, if you are just a casual reader, it may be best not to get a book that is so detailed. I certainly enjoyed this book, and would recommend to any political science student, or a person studying history. FDR was an interesting man, and it was a joy to read about this brilliant president.