Truman - Study Guide Part 2 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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The United States changed after World War 1 and entered the "jazz age," but in many ways Harry Truman remained a person of the nineteenth century. He never liked jazz or fast dancing, and indeed, he never liked typewriters, telephones, modern art, or the new fads for golf and bridge. Even so, he was not the same farm boy who went to fight in the trenches of France. The war and his marriage to Bess Wallace, the girl of his dreams, gave Harry new confidence. He had been a leader during the war, and now he had a following of his "battery boys" who looked up to him like a big brother.

After their wedding on June 28, 1919, Bess and Harry moved in with her mother, brother, and sister in their fashionable house in Independence, Missouri, even though Harry apparently did not want to do so. Harry...

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