Bunche wrote four of the studies on which Myrdal based his book,
and they are the four most influential studies. They are very
long; they are something like two thousand five hundred pages.
Bunche would never say in public that he had virtually written
the first draft of the American Dilemma, and in fact
when the University of Chicago Press wanted to publish one of
his studies, he refused to have it done on the grounds it would
be unfair to Myrdal. Bunche all his life was interested in results,
and not at all interested in getting credit for anything; something
that is very unusual in a public figure, and it's one of his
great characteristics and the authorship of an American Dilemma
is a very interesting case in point. He was an extremely important
part of that book.