U.S. At War: The Last Call

The night the ballots were counted in Wisconsin last week, New York's dapper Governor Thomas Edmund Dewey addressed a United Jewish Appeal rally at Manhattan's plush, ancient Plaza Hotel. To thunderous applause he said: "The doors of Palestine must be opened and opened permanently." Then he returned to his Roosevelt Hotel suite, there listened to radio reports of his smashing victory over Wendell Willkie.

Next day, brisker than ever, he bought the first American Legion poppy (which will not go on public sale until May 20), conferred with numerous G.O.P. bigwigs. After each conference,...

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