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Topic - Eleanor
PBS says a Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt family is in the works for 2014.
On my long shelf of biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his times I count at least eight that already touch on, and sometimes salivate over, the varied romantic and sexual escapades of both FDR and his wife, Eleanor. Does this sad world need yet another helping of salacious Rooseveltian tittle-tattle?
In early 1919, radical leftists disgusted with the perceived moderation of the Socialist Party decided to heat up politics with a ringing "Left Wing Manifesto," which Kenneth D. Ackerman, author of the book at hand, termed "a call to arms for America's militant working class . . . to demolish and replace the American government."
The blue and white signs are omnipresent in downtown London: "CCTV." As every Brit knows, and curious visitors soon learn, that means a "closed circuit television" camera is recording your every move on the streets. Although the CCTV concentration is far less on roadways out of town, persons in England are arguably subject to more direct surveillance than any other persons on earth.
BALTIMORE -- Search crews looking for publisher and former diplomat Philip Merrill, whose sailboat was discovered empty in the Chesapeake Bay, resumed their search this morning.
"has been an avid yachtsman since he first learned to sail at age 7. He has been actively cruising the Chesapeake since 1958," his wife, Eleanor, and children said in a statement released by Mr. Marquardt.