Victory: The Surrender

The President had to get on with the overwhelming business of history. Last week, having loosed a new force upon the world and welcomed a new ally into the Pacific war, a part of his business was to wait and to wonder, like other men, whether all that he had done had been worthwhile.

Friday morning he was up early as usual, and was about to leave his rooms on the second floor of the White House when a War Department messenger arrived with a radio dispatch. The President took the piece of paper...

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