A Letter From The Publisher, may 26, 1952

Most of you will undoubtedly be following with interest the national political conventions during July—hearing and seeing them on radio and television and reading about them in TIME and in your newspapers.

Because the great body of material at hand about conventions, properly organized, could help in understanding the Chicago meetings. TIME decided to publish a convention booklet and to make it available to the public.

Political conventions are always exciting, and this year's are certainly no exception. With the President no longer a contender, this is the first time since 1928 that the nation will be witnessing two "open" conventions. Neither...

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