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Kevin White’s influence on John Silber

Early one evening in the 1990s, at a decent interval from the time John Silber snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and handed the Massachusetts governership to William Weld, I telephoned Kevin H. White to see if he would chat about the campaign.

I was calling to test a theory, which I hoped might lead to a novel, if I found the time to sit down and write it.

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