U.S. At War: Hair-Pulling in the Seraglio

Perhaps it was just a routine flare-up of personal pique, perhaps a touch of war-weariness had made the Palace Guardsmen snappish. Whatever the cause, stories of White House bitterness and intrigue crackled through Washington last week.

Said insiders, behind their hands: Harry Hopkins was mad because Jimmy Byrnes had not shown him his report before it went to Congress. And Henry Morgenthau was mightily put out because Byrnes had not consulted him on the tax proposals. In retaliation. Jimmy Byrnes's enemies began circulating the story that it was he who had let the famed...

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