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A tall man with a weathered, homely face, in which there was the visible touch of greatness, stepped briskly down the ramp of the plane from China. Three months, almost to the hour, after he had left for Chungking, U.S. Special Envoy George Catlett Marshall was back in Washington. He had time for a broad, boyish grin and two kisses for his waiting wife, quick handshakes for a cluster of welcoming dignitaries. Then he hurried away, in a long black Packard, to report to the White House on the most significant...

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