FOREIGN RELATIONS: Talks at Camp David

On hand to meet Harold Macmillan's gleaming Comet 4 jet airliner at Washington's MATS Air Terminal were Vice President Richard Nixon and Acting Secretary of State Christian Herter (who sat waiting on a metal stool to ease the pain of his arthritis). They hustled the British party to the White House behind screaming sirens. Next morning Macmillan and President Eisenhower drove to Walter Reed Army Hospital, where Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had been pacing his sunroom floor awaiting their arrival.

Appearing thin and weary, Dulles nonetheless waved off Ike's offer of...

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