U.S. At War: John's Vengeance

From the walls of the room, 150 framed caricatures of John L. Lewis glowered at the audience. From a raised platform Angry John in the flesh glowered even more ferociously from under his haystack heap of grey hair. Beside him, in silence, sat his longtime associate Philip Murray.

Lewis was there to oust Murray from the vice-presidency he had held for 20 years in the Mine Workers' Union. The formal basis for the ouster: Murray had accepted other offices. (He is the new president of C.I.O.'s United Steelworkers of America.) Real reason: they had...

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