National Affairs: The First Month

At precisely 10:30 a.m. one day last week, looking neither to the right nor left, Dwight Eisenhower strode into the ornate, marble-paneled Indian Treaty Room of the old State Department building for his first news conference as President of the U.S. For two minutes he stood before the microphones while the photographers fired away; then he turned his attention to the reporters who had jammed into the room. Old campaign correspondents could see that Ike Eisenhower was nervous and apprehensive, but when he began to speak he was clearly in command of himself...

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