HISTORICAL NOTES: Vicarious Atonement

The first volume of Harry Truman's memoirs, serialized in LIFE, brought denials from Henry Wallace, ex-Secretary of State James Byrnes, ex-Attorney General Francis Biddle and ex-Foreign Economic Administrator Leo Crowley. This week the first installment of Mr. Truman's second volume brought denials from Bernard Baruch, General Albert Wedemeyer and onetime Ambassador Patrick Hurley.

¶Wrote Truman: "Baruch is the only man to my knowledge who has built a reputation on a self-assumed unofficial status as [presidential] 'adviser.'" Truman said that the 1946 U.S. atomic-control proposals which bore Baruch's name were mainly drawn up by Dean Acheson and former AEC Chairman David...

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