Tag Archives: President Harry S Truman

The Courtship of Bess and Harry Truman

Bess Wallace and Harry Truman courted (sort of) for nearly thirty years. Little Boy Harry and Little Girl Bess: Writing of his courtship many years after his marriage, Harry Truman said he first fell in love with Bess Wallace when … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bess Truman’s First Press Conference

Few First Ladies were more reluctant to be in the public eye than Bess Truman. Mrs. Truman becomes FLOTUS Late in the afternoon of April 12, 1945, Bess Truman (1885-1982) received a phone call from her husband. There was a … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Recommended Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment