How an affair and ill health shaped the greatest president in the last 100 years


Editor's note: This is the 32nd entry in the writer's project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents in the year prior to Election Day 2016. Follow Marcus' progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and the 44 in 52 Spreadsheet.

Among the 43 (and counting) American presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in a rarified air. The record longest-serving Commander-in-Chief towers over all his peers except for the mythical George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Perhaps more importantly, he is the president for whom my dog is named. Meet Franklin Roosevelt Gilmer.

Old dog named for FDR caught taking a peek at Ike

— 44 in 52 (@44in52) September 1, 2016

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