Truman Characters

David McCullough
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Harry S Truman

This book is an exhaustive retelling of Truman's entire life, beginning with his pioneer grandparents and ending with his death in 1972. Truman lived in Independence, Missouri, as a student and farmer until he served in World War I when he was thirty-two years old. Returning home, he married his childhood sweetheart and opened a store in Independence. He was elected county judge (an administrative position) and then became a U.S. Senator. He ascended to the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died, and was elected in his own right in 1948. He died in 1972 after retiring in Independence.

Bess Truman

Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace knew Harry Truman since they attended third grade together. He was madly in love with her and pursued her until she agreed to marry him. A small town girl at heart and a mama's girl, she never liked living in Washington, D.C. and often...

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