U.S. At War: How the Bosses Did It

Harry Truman, the grey little junior Senator from Missouri, was nominated for the Vice-Presidency twice. The second time was last week, by a majority of the 1,176 delegates to the 29th Democratic Convention. The first time was at a meeting in the White House, the week before.

Scene I: Washington. At that White House meeting were present the Democratic National Chairman, strapping Bob Hannegan, Chicago's Boss and Mayor, Ed Kelly, and four others. The visitors had political business with the President; they wanted to name over the various Vice Presidential possibilities : Henry Wal...

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