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The Buck Stops With Vinson - or Winston

by James McManus |  Published: Feb 27, 2008


As the 1944 election approached, the cardiologist treating FDR for congestive heart failure believed the crippled president had less than a year to live. While the prognosis remained a closely guarded secret, ordinary citizens could see the darkness beneath Roosevelt's eyes and how badly his hands shook, though with the war very much undecided, a majority still hoped to retain their commander in chief.

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