"FDR v. the Constitution "is the colorful story behind 168 days that riveted-and reshaped-the nation. Burt Solomon skillfully recounts the ebb and flow of a moment in American history that placed the inner workings of the nation's capital on full view as the three branches of our government squared off.
Burt Solomon has been writing about the nation's capital and its history for two decades. For 17 years he was staff correspondent for "National Journal," the nonpartisan weekly magazine about politics and government; he covered the White House during the George H.W. Bush and first Clinton administrations. He is the author of "The Washington Century: Three Families and the Shaping of the Nation's Capital," and "Where They Ain't: The Fabled Life and Untimely Death of the Original Baltimore Orioles, the Team That Gave Birth to Modern Baseball," named one of the 20 best books of the millennium by "GQ." He lives in Washington, D.C.