National Affairs: Meet the Author

"Tell Mr. Worth to come in here," said Georgia's crusty old Carl Vinson. At last the House Armed Services Committee was going to get to the bottom of the anonymous charges that the Air Force's B-36 bomber had been bought in fraud and double-dealing and that the bomber itself was not much good. The hot newsreel floodlights, which went into use only at dramatic moments, were turned on.

Witness Cedric R. Worth turned out to be a big, balding, 49-year-old bureaucrat in pince-nez glasses, a onetime Hollywood scripter, wartime Navy commander, and now a...

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