A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 22, 1946

Dear Time-Reader

Because you write us more often about our cover stories than about any other stories in TIME, you may be interested in knowing how a cover story is put together. For instance, take last week's cover on California's Amadeo Peter Giannini.

Our editors tell me that the final decision to do the Giannini cover was made ten days before the issue came out. The decision was squarely on the news: the next week Giannini's Bank of America passed Manhattan's Chase National Bank in deposits, putting it once again in the lead for the title of world's richest bank. This made...

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