I have very fond memories of Diplomatic History. Paul Holbo, editor at the time, added my article concerning Pearl Harbor and the election of 1944 to the first issue in winter 1977. This was an exciting experience for me. I was a young untenured assistant professor at Texas A&M University, and the article was taken from my first book, The Shadow of Pearl Harbor: Political Controversy over the Surprise Attack, 1941–1946 (College Station, TX, 1977). I suspect pickings were kind of thin for that first issue, so Holbo did a young scholar a great favor by placing my piece in what even then looked like an up and coming important journal.

Very soon after the publication of the article, I made...

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