Tag Archives: Harry Truman

Saying Goodbye to FDR

Death is always private, but the death of a world figure becomes a public event. President Roosevelt’s Health When Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in April, 1945, the world was stunned. He had been US president for twelve years, just recently … Continue reading

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Mrs. Truman and the Housekeeper

Bess Wallace Truman would not tolerate any disregard to her authority. Bess Wallace: Homebody Bess Wallace (1885-1982) was the granddaughter of a well-to-do flour mill owner from Independence, MO. Her mother, Madge Gates, was a spoiled and self-centered woman, who … Continue reading

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Bess Truman: The Family Secret

Few First Ladies hated the position more than Bess Truman. Bess Truman becomes First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s example was daunting enough for anyone, but for Bess Wallace Truman, all she wanted was to go in a completely different direction:  Back … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Friendship Between Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover

In April, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt had died suddenly, and Vice President-now-President Harry S Truman, by his own admission, felt like the moon, stars and all the planets had fallen on him. Harry Truman Makes A Friend  Only days after … Continue reading

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The Hidden White House: A Book Review

There is an old saying that if somebody asks for the time, you don’t need to tell them how to make a watch. And so it is with The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most … Continue reading

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The Common Touch: Presidential Style

The Common Touch, like Common Sense, is anything but Common.  The Elusive Quality of the Common Touch The Common Touch is one of those rare qualities that must be inborn, natural and absolutely sincere.  It can sometimes be affected, but … Continue reading

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