At 10:04 one morning last week big, bluff Senator Alben Barkley rose in the caucus room of the Senate Office Building and rapped for order. Spectators filled the hall to the corners. Senator Barkley asked for absolute quiet; the acoustics are notoriously bad. The Congressional commit tee's investigation of Pearl Harbor had begun: in the days & weeks to follow, history would be dragged up from the dark corners, dusted off and laid out on the committee table for the world to read.

Seated with Senator Barkley were four other Senators and five Representatives. Klieg lights glared on the witness...

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