George W. Hunt

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Editors’ Note: On the centenary of Frank Sinatra's birth, America remembers the time when Ol' Blue Eyes wrote in the pages of our magazine. Former editor in chief George W. Hunt, S.J., wrote a glowing Of Many Things column to mark the singer’s 75th birthday, printed bel
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