Presidential Agent

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Harry Hopkins, regarded by many as the second most powerful man in America, occupies a 10-by-18-ft. office in the east wing of the White House. The room is entirely devoid of the usual trappings of power and fame. Only a thin coat of white paint covers the walls; bare electric wiring runs up the corners and around the baseboards. Hopkins works at an ordinary-sized desk, reasonably new. The rest of the office furniture is also routine: a brown leather couch, on which Hopkins likes to...

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