U.S. At War: Men Around Dewey

Last week almost every political pundit in the U.S. was willing to concede Tom Dewey's nomination for President — perhaps even on the first ballot. Odds quoted by Chicago bookmakers: 4-to-1 for the nomination, even money in the first ballot. The number of delegates claimed by Deweyites already far exceeded the required majority. Just possibly, there could be a change in sentiment by convention time — June 26. But few expected it. The wonder was that Tom Dewey had accomplished all this without any of the normal political...

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