A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 24, 1950

The war in Korea has focused the news spotlight on some faces that have long been familiar to TIME readers — especially in times of trouble. This week General Bradley makes his fourth appearance on TIME'S cover. Last week Joseph Stalin was there for the eighth time. A fortnight ago General MacArthur turned up for his seventh cover. Each of their cover portraits is reproduced below with a characteristic quotation from the stories about them — a partial record of what TIME has been saying about these news figures over the last two decades....

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