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In the world of letters, Harry S. Truman and Edmund Wilson each had his hour of triumph, such as it was.

The President was informed by letter that he had been chosen an honorary editor of the Harvard Crimson, campus newspaper. When the Crimson got a formal acknowledgement from the White House, it had to respond with some sad news: somebody had just been hoaxing the President—Crimson rules forbade honorary editors.

To balding Scholar Wilson came one of those attentions he never got in the cloistered days before his Memoirs of Hecate County was banned. His fourth and current wife, Elena, was nominated...

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