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Europe. Why must he be more?”
The President replied, “Well, the great military
men of our time are Marshall, Eisenhower
and Nimitz, and on the civilian side,”
pointing to the White House outside the
window, “was that man over there:
Roosevelt.” He always had a sense of
Roosevelt being present.
He didn't include MacArthur among the great
Oh, no, certainly not.
Florence broke in: “A lot of people think
differently and that you're the great
man. They think you've made the greatest
decisions and have shown the great
courage.” The President replied, “ell,
if I hear much more talk like that I'll
get Potomac Fever,” and with cordial
good-byes, he departed to call on his
counsel, Mr. Charles Murphy.
We had no luck with getting Mike Gorman into the
White House because Stone blocked it,
but through Florence, Howard Rusk and
Russell Lee, Dr. Magnusson was sold on
him and he eventually joined the staff
of the Health Commission around the 1st
He was delightfully informal, wasn't he?
Oh, sure. Oh, we had a marvelous time with him;
we just loved him!
At some point, he described Stevenson, and I must
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