THE PRESIDENCY: Question Period

Despite the amiable pictures, the black headlines and the yards of published speculation, only two men knew what had been done or undone at the private, one-hour meeting on Wake Island. One had flown briskly back to Tokyo and gone about his war. The other had flown back to San Francisco to make a speech. A performance of The Barber of Seville had been canceled to give him a platform in the War Memorial Opera House. By the time Harry Truman strode on stage, he had provoked the U.S. into rapt curiosity. But the President did little to satisfy it.


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