National Affairs: PEARL HARBOR: HENRY STIMSON'S VIEW

In its fifth month of prospecting, the Pearl Harbor Committee at last unearthed a rich find—a broad, deep vein of comment and discussion of the 1941 tragedy by ex-War Secretary Henry L. Stimson, studded with pure history in the form of notes from his diary. Significant excerpts:

Nov. 5. Matters are crystallizing . . . Japan is sending to us someone who, I think, will bring us a proposal impossible of acceptance. . . .

Nov. 6. I left for the White House and had about an hour's talk with the President—on the whole a good...

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