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Secretary Stimson
Secretary Stimson
By Richard N. Current
Rutgers University Press, 1954, 272 pp

A critical examination of certain aspects of the long public career of the late Henry L. Stimson. In general the author finds little to praise and much to blame in Stimson's handling of the Manchurian issue, the events leading to Pearl Harbor, or the employment of the atomic bomb; he was one, in Mr. Current's words, "among a whole blundering generation of American statesmen."