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Sealing the Deal

By Alex Beam
Globe Staff / March 3, 2009

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A few years ago, Washington Post writer Kirstin Downey and I embarked on parallel biographies of two fascinating, idealistic New Dealers. I wanted to write about former New Hampshire governor John Winant, whom Franklin Roosevelt appointed US ambassador to Great Britain during World War II to undo the damage wrought by Winant's predecessor, Joseph Kennedy. Downey started work on a ... (Full article: 682 words)

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