Franklin & Lucy

Book Digest It’s amazing to me how this story is still tiptoed around many years later. From the publisher: “Joseph E. Persico explores F.D.R.’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged.” Huh? And it might give one the chance to muse on how presidential infidelity is most sordidly handled in our own time. In any case, the F.D.R. era will continued to be limned for eons to come, as will the so-called Camelot epoch. Will we learn anything of value? Maybe the evanescent nature of historical facts. Maybe some shreds of insight into the human animal.
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