Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy grinned his acknowledgement to a spattering of applause, shouldered through the crowd and walked into the glare of television's spotlights. Near the end of a long, coffin-shaped table he found his place, marked by a white name card. He studiedly ignored Army Secretary Robert Ten Broeck Stevens, seated only a few feet away, supported in depth by star-studded Army officers. Between McCarthy and Stevens lay an unseen mountain of bitterness rising from the drafting into the Army of G. David Schine. the golden boy who became an unpaid...

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