Mind you, given the utter failure of my American readers to point me in the direction of a neutral biography of Lincoln, I'm not too hopeful when it comes to FDR! With the exception of Bob, I sense that most of my American readers are somewhere to the Right of Genghis Khan ( an all right guy but a bit weak on crime and punishment) so their interest in this social democrat President, or should that be democratic socialist President?, is probably minimal.
I raise the subject because according to The Times book review a recent biography of the man has been published - Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek. The review by Daniel Finkelstein is approving but not enthusiastic. He points to two or three other biographies which he seems to prefer and makes a special reference to a recent one entitled FDR by Jean Edward Smith. I think I mentioned elsewhere that I have just read two volumes by Nigel Hamilton which concentrated on FDR's war record and I was truly impressed by the man and I would like to know more.
If anyone has any recommendations, let me know!