Book Discussion on Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure

Matthew Algeo talked about his book Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, published by… read more

Matthew Algeo talked about his book Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, published by the Chicago Review Press. In his book he retraces the road trip that President Harry Truman and his wife Bess took in the summer of 1953 from Independence, Missouri, to New York City. The nineteen-day trip, attempted by the former first couple in anonymity, brought them face to face with the American public as they frequented family owned roadside stands, stores, and motels. They traveled frugally, as presidents at that time did not receive a pension or Secret Service protection. Mr. Algeo answered questions from members of the audience.

This event was held in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure

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Program ID:
286432-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 15, 2010

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  • May 25, 2009 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2009 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2009 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2009 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 14, 2009 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 15, 2009 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2009 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2009 | 12:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2010 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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