This brief account of Senator Taft's last fight, which is in itself an implicit tribute, appeared originally in This Week...

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EIGHT WEEKS TO LIVE

This brief account of Senator Taft's last fight, which is in itself an implicit tribute, appeared originally in This Week Magazine and will appear in the Reader's Digest And the courage of the man (he took the diagnosis ""without the flicker of an eye"") of whom one of the doctors said- ""He gave us all a lesson in how to die"", adds an inspirational value to this chronology of the few facts of his last illness; the golf fame, with Eisenhower, when he first experienced pain in his hip; the initial hospitalization- and the last speech from a hospital bed; the choice of the New York Hospital where he underwent the operation which offered only a slim chance- and failed; the visit from his wife, Martha, whom he had protected by with- holding the nature of his disease, on the day of his death; and the attempt- almost successful- to clean up unfinished Senate business; all this is simply told and the eloquence is in the demonstration here of selfless and sustained fortitude. ""In memoriam"" market- of considerable proportions.

Pub Date: May 20, 1954

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1954