The Man Who Came Back

This was a press conference for the history books. In an hour in the President's great oval office the tragicomedy of the U.S. war effort came out into the open.

Franklin Roosevelt had come back from an inspiring look at the country (see p. 15) in a critical mood. He vented his distaste for Congress (which in spite of its inclinations was just giving him inflation control), for the press (which against all its news instincts had kept totally mum about his trip) and for members of his own Administration (who had been trying to do the very best they...

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