I ran across this little bit of interesting information while researching this novel. In the week before Pearl Harbor, one of the winners at Charlestown Race Track, the place where all the DC swells went to lay down a bet on a horse, was a long shot named War Smoke.
I thought of working that into the book somehow, but didn't. Research is best left as a seasoning rather than the main course.
But still, War Smoke, that's pretty cool.