ROMANCES: Now, Dorothy and Franklin

Like so many men with boundless power, personality and ego, Franklin D. Roosevelt had an eye for women. Not just any women, but tall, intelligent and impeccably well-bred travelers in his own social circles. He married his patrician cousin Eleanor in 1905, kept his dining tables and drawing rooms decorated with bright young women from Chestnut Hill and Tuxedo Park, and from 1913 until the day he died in 1945 carried on a secret but by now much-publicized affair with Lucy Mercer, a daughter of Maryland gentry and for a time Eleanor's...

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