I listed a new book in the "What I am reading" section entitled Franklin & Lucy by Joseph Persico. On first blush you would think this is a book about FDR's personal life. While it is surely that but it is also a wonderful portrait of the measure of the man. No matter which side of the political aisle you choose this was a man of enormous courage, intelligence, and wit that moved the country from disaster to destiny. As Walter Lippman wrote of him, " He has served these interests [vital interests of the United States] with audacity and patience, shrewdly and with calculation and has led the country out of the greatest peril which it has ever been to the highest point of security, influence and respect which it has ever attained."