Program Notes

The prologue was over. The opening movement of the new concert of death was about to begin. From the White House came a 22-word program note: "The conference of the combined staffs in Washington has ended in complete agreement on future operations in all theaters of the war." Millions of players stood with instruments raised, ready on signal to crash out the first chord of the Roosevelt-Churchill Invasion Symphony.

Now, for a moment, the President paused to act on domestic troubles. This program note was an executive order creating a new superagency...

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