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Truman Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1 Chapter 2 Summary

David McCullough
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Part 1 Chapter 2 Summary

Harry S Truman was born on a prosperous farm of more than 1,000 acres. There was an abundance of food on hand and plenty of space for him to play. The family could afford household help. He was surrounded by a loving family, including two parents and three siblings, and a large extended family. He often said he had the happiest childhood ever.

His mother taught him to read by age four. He got his first pair of glasses when he was only six, and his new ability to see the world changed his entire life.

Harry was a good student who loved to read, especially stories about great generals like Robert E. Lee and Hannibal. There were many books in his house and he read them all, including an entire set of Shakespeare. In later years he called himself a sissy, but people who knew...

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