A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 3, 1978

For more than four decades he has been one of the foremost journalists in the world. In China during World War II and the Communist upheaval of the 1940s, he survived an early baptism of fire as a combat correspondent. In the U.S. he covered six presidential elections and fashioned his impressions into the extraordinary The Making of the President series. But two years ago, at 61, Theodore H. White had nagging doubts about his work. He felt he should have grappled with the deeper meanings of all he had seen and reported, the...

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