On Dupont Circle by James Srodes centers around the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and what became a circle of influential friends. Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood became the gathering place for young politically-minded progressives with the election President Woodrow Wilson – the great hope of the progressive movement. Think a hopey, changey campaign a century before Obama made it cool. And so the progressives came. Seeking government jobs, to lobby pet issues, or as writers of emerging magazines – but regardless, all of them looking to find their place and make their mark on history.