A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 1, 1982

During Franklin Delano Roosevelt's lifetime, TIME magazine kept constant and careful track of his accomplishments and failures F.D.R. first graced our cover in May 1923, when, as president of the American Construction he called for an end to speculative building; he appeared six more times and was thrice named Man of the Year (1932, 1934, 1941), more than any other person. This week, to mark his 100th birthday TIME's eighth F.D.R. cover story reassesses his legacy. "There are several ways we could have celebrated the event says Senior Writer Otto Friedrich. "We decided to re-ask the question, What...

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