U.S. At War: The Campaign Begins

Half an hour after his acceptance speech, with his wife and the John Brickers, Nominee Dewey appeared in the Stevens Hotel ballroom to shake hands with well-wishers until early morning.

Next day, fresh and well-kempt, he held his first press conference as a candidate, before 300 of the nation's top newsmen. There followed a virtuoso performance such as the correspondents had not seen since Tom Dewey put on a similar show at Mackinac last September. No question was too hot to handle; none caught him off guard. He said he had given the 4,500-word...

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