When considering your favourite Roosevelt, it’s usually going to come down to Theodore or Franklin, with poor Eleanor rarely even getting a look-in. As if it wasn’t hard enough to choose, what with Teddy’s exuberant existence as one part President, one part explorer, one part sheriff, one part war hero, one part general-prime-minister-of-manliness, or Frankie’s noteworthy accomplishments like steering America through the depression, getting on board with the Allies during World War 2 to give Hitler a spanking or generally being considered by scholars, and anyone, to be one of the top three American presidents of all time, or Ellie (Frankie’s wife) being generally considered the most badass first lady of all time with her outspoken views, disagreeing with her husband’s own policies and support of the Civil Rights Movement, there comes a fourth Roosevelt.
That was a wholly unnecessary introduction –overwrought, vainly humorous, rambling »
- Morgan Roberts
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