HISTORICAL NOTES: The Quarrels of Brothers

As Secretary of War from the pre-Pearl Harbor Lend-Lease campaign until after V-J day, Elder Statesman Henry L. Stimson never wavered in two firm convictions. One was that ultimate victory could be assured only by a cross-Channel invasion of Europe. The other was that the sooner the invasion came the better. In the first excerpts from his wartime autobiography, published in the January issue of the Ladies' Home Journal,* 80-year-old Henry Stimson this week gave his account of the battle he fought for adoption of his strategy.

"Lingering Predilection." From the outset,...

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