Publisher's Letter, Apr. 18, 1955

DearTIME-Reader:

GENERALISSIMO CHIANG KAI-SHEK appears this week on TIME'S cover for the tenth time—oftener than any other living man. Only the Generalissimo's archenemy, the late JOSEPH STALIN, had been a TIME cover subject so often. Runners-up: PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, nine times; former PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN, SIR WINSTON CHUCHILL, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR and the late FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, eight each.

Chiang was first portrayed OH the cover in 1927 as a grave young Nationalist leader and heir to DR. SUN YATSEN. His goal today is the same as it was then: the unification of all...

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