Table of Contents
   Cast of Charactersp. ix
   Introductionp. xix
   East Boston to Cambridge to Brooklinep. 1
      Dunganstown to East Bostonp. 3
      School Daysp. 16
      Starting Outp. 32
      Warp. 47
      Making a Millionp. 58
   Hollywoodp. 83
      "My Own Master in My Own Business"p. 85
      Hollywoodp. 105
      Gloria and Rosep. 128
      Last Exit from Hollywoodp. 149
   Washingtonp. 165
      On the Roosevelt Trainp. 167
      Waiting for the Callp. 185
      To Washingtonp. 204
      Reelecting Rooseveltp. 238
      Maritime Commissionerp. 254
   Londonp. 281
      A Plainspoken Ambassadorp. 283
      A Rather Dreadful Homecomingp. 312
      Munichp. 323
      The Kennedy Planp. 348
      Sidelined and Censoredp. 371
      "This Country Is at War with Germany"p. 399
      The Lives of Americans Are at Stakep. 408
      Defeatistp. 427
      The Fall of Francep. 444
      The Worst of Timesp. 457
      There's Hell to Pay Tonightp. 473
   Washington, but Brieflyp. 487
      Home Againp. 489
      The Man Who Out-Hamleted Hamletp. 505
   Palm Beach and Hyannis Portp. 523
      A Forced Retirementp. 525
      Warp. 538
      "A Melancholy Business"p. 570
      The Candidate's Fatherp. 591
      Family Mattersp. 610
      "The Great Debate"p. 632
      The Next Senator from Massachusettsp. 652
      Retirementp. 671
      Making Money and Giving It Awayp. 692
      The Catholic Candidatep. 709
      Electing a Presidentp. 726
      "He Belongs to the Country"p. 749
      "No!"p. 775
   Acknowledgmentsp. 789
   Notesp. 793
   Bibliography of Works Citedp. 829
   Indexp. 835