When Wendell Willkie talked with President Roosevelt before going to Britain, the President gave him a letter to Winston Churchill. It was written in the angular Presidential scraggle, and addressed "to a certain naval person." In the exciting early days of the first Roosevelt Administration, Washington grew accustomed to such notes, sometimes a brief message of encouragement to some struggler in a new bureau, sometimes a hasty scrawl of thanks for work well done. But never had President Roosevelt surpassed the aptness of the note of introduction that Wendell Willkie carried to Winston Churchill. Nor was one of his messages...

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