U.S. At War: Sense at Last?

This week, when Donald Nelson returned from a well-earned week off, one of the first things he saw on his desk was a new plan to reorganize the disorganized, ring around-the-rosy Washington steel muddle into one sense-making package. The plan had its genesis one evening two months ago when Elder Statesman Bernard M. Baruch dined with Don Nelson and his Steel Branch Chief Reese Taylor. Baruch, reminiscing about World War I, recalled that he had set up one steel section, under Steelman J. Leonard Replogle (now adviser to the Army & Navy Munitions Board). Replogle controlled steel from priorities to production....

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