Truman Setting & Symbolism

David McCullough
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Independence, Missouri

Truman's small rural hometown helped to shape his character and career. See "Setting" for more details about Independence.

Trenches of World War I

Truman enlisted in World War I when he was in his thirties. He was captain of a small battalion that saw some combat in France, and he took part in a 100-mile march under terrible conditions. Truman proved to be a brave soldier and fought when nearly everyone in his battalion ran from battle.

Truman & Jacobson, Inc.

Truman formed a partnership with Eddie Jacobson, a war buddy. As "Truman & Jacobson, Inc." they sold men's clothing. The store went bankrupt after a few years.

1944 Democratic Convention

Franklin Roosevelt was dying, so whoever was chosen for Vice President would probably become President. Harry Truman was chosen in a messy, haphazard way because he helped the ticket, not because he would be a good...

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