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unlikely kind of person in this day to do it.

Lasker:

Yes.

Well, in any case, our friendship with Willkie continued, and in '41 Albert and I visited him the day he decided to make the One-World trip. Do you remember his trip around the world? A trip of this kind was suggested to him by various people, including us, and he decided that day--I don't know whether it was a result of our visit, but there were a group of friends who urged him to do this. He went around the world with Gardner Cowles, and he wrote a book called One World, which he autographed for me and which has been stolen from my library, which makes me very bitter.

Q:

Mrs. Lasker, you mentioned being in Lake Forrest during the time of his campaign?

Lasker:

Yes.

Q:

Did you join his train as it went through the Middlewest?

Lasker:

No, no. We never joined the train. Albert was bored with things like that. He'd done that with many other Presidents, and it didn't interest him. We listened to his speeches and were concerned about the campaign, but it really taught me about politics and I certainly learned the hard way. I saw that I really was on the wrong side, for me, temperamentally. I was really for what you could do for people. However, we continued to be friends with him and Albert was very fond of him actually.



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