They asked Harry Hopkins to do one more job. Roosevelt's sick, sad and weary friend was about to leave Moscow, after making arrangements for the next Big Three meeting, when President Truman got in touch with him. Secretary Stettinius had told the President that the San Francisco conference was deadlocked on interpretation of the one-power veto. Could Harry fix it with Stalin?

Harry unpacked his bags and fixed it. Once again, Horseplayer Hopkins cashed in on the best dark-horse wager he ever made—his historic 1941 bet that the Russians could hold the Germans.

After talking things over with Hopkins, Stalin told...

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