What Now?

One of the first things Harry Truman did when he took over the reins of government was to sit down with tired, shrewd Jimmy Byrnes. Only two weeks before, Byrnes had stepped out of his job as "Assistant President."

Jimmy Byrnes had gone home to Spartanburg, S.C., but at the call of President Truman he hurried back to Washington. Before he had been back twelve hours, politicos were tagging him as the man Harry Truman would lean on as adviser on foreign affairs (see INTERNATIONAL). Many of them were ready to bet that...

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