U.S. At War: The News from the White House

The President looked fresh in a newly laundered blue-grey seersucker suit, and a cheery blue and white tie. His face still seemed over-thin and deeply lined, but he looked more relaxed than he had the previous week, when he was just back from his long Pacific trip. The 105 newsmen were ushered into the oval, green Executive Office 44 minutes late—even later than usual.

The President said he was sorry to be late, but he had been saying goodbye to the President of Iceland. Again, as last week, Franklin Roosevelt's voice was low. He...

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