Backstage with Butcher

MY THREE YEARS WITH EISENHOWER (911 pp.)—Captain Harry C. Butcher, USNR—Simon & Schuster ($5).

Harry Butcher was a vice president of the Columbia Broadcasting System when he went into the Navy, as a lieutenant commander,"in 1942. He might have spent the rest of the war in the Navy's Communications Division had he never worked for a trade paper called the Fertilizer Review.

In 1926, a couple of years out of Iowa State College, Butcher was in Washington editing the Review when he happened to meet an up-&-coming young major named Eisenhower. In June 1942, when Eisenhower was named Commanding General of the...

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