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  • Harry Truman Home
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    Harry Truman Home

    Harry and Bess Truman returned to Independence after the Presidency in 1953. Doug Richardson, chief of interpretation at the Truman Home, toured the home and showed how the Trumans lived after leaving…

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  • Harry Trumans Presidential Library
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    Harry Truman's Presidential Library

    Harry Truman became president in April 1945 after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Curator Clay Bauske toured the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and explained Truman’s role in bringing the…

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  • Future of the Truman Library
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    Future of the Truman Library

    The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is preparing for upcoming renovations. Director Kurt Graham talked about the role of the library in Independence, Missouri, and how he hoped visitors would…

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  • Harry Truman During World War I
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    Harry Truman During World War I

    Harry Truman was the only U.S. president to have seen combat during World War I. Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum curator Clay Bauske toured the “Heroes or Corpses” exhibit, which follows Harry…

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  • Harry S Truman Presidential Library Archives
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    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Archives

    The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library opened in 1957 in Truman’s hometown of Independence, Missouri. Archivist Sam Rushay featured some items from the collection pertaining to Truman’s life in…

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  • Book Collection of Harry S Truman
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    Book Collection of Harry S. Truman

    Harry Truman once said “All good leaders must be readers.” Curator Clay Bauske gave a tour of President Truman’s home, as well as his presidential library, to showcase his collection of books and explore the…

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  • Harry Truman Home Reading Room
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    Harry Truman Home Reading Room

    Harry Truman returned home to Independence, Missouri, following his terms as president. Douglas Richardson, with the Harry Truman National Historic Site, gave a tour of the the former president and first…

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  • Harry Truman Descendant
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    Harry Truman Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV…

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  • Bess and Harry Truman
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    Bess and Harry Truman

    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library archivist Tammy Williams talked about Harry and Bess Truman, and their life together from childhood in Independence, Missouri, to the White House. She…

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  • emThe Hidden White Houseem
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    The Hidden White House

    Robert Klara talked about his book, The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence, in which he recounts the physical improvements made to…

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  • President Truman and Cold War Espionage
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    President Truman and Cold War Espionage

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Lee Lacy and Truman Presidential Library and Museum archivist Sam Rushay discussed Cold War espionage and counterintelligence during the Truman…

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  • Harry S Truman Russia and the Cold War Part 2
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    Harry S. Truman, Russia and the Cold War, Part 2

    The annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium focused on Russia and the Cold War. Speakers discussed the post-World War II Marshall Plan, U.S. involvement in Indochina, and the build-up of the…

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  • Harry S Trumans Little White House
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    Harry S. Truman's Little White House

    Robert Wolz gave a tour of President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House in Key West, Florida. Mr. Wolz showed the house and shared stories of President Truman’s working home. He spoke about the seven U.S.…

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  • President Truman and White House Restoration
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    President Truman and White House Restoration

    Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman’s eldest grandson, returned to the White House neighborhood to deliver a historical talk about why President Truman found it necessary to move…

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  • Harry S Truman Russia and the Cold War Part 1
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    Harry S. Truman, Russia and the Cold War, Part 1

    This program from the annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium focused on Russia and the Cold War. Panelists talked about the 33rd president’s relationship with British Prime Minister…

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  • Harry Truman in World War I and US Military Rivalries
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    Harry Truman in World War I and U.S. Military Rivalries

    Former U.S. Marine Corps historian and archivist Michael Miller discussed Harry Truman’s views of the U.S. Marine Corps, which he argued were first formed during his service as an Army…

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  • Truman and Pendergast Political Machine
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    Truman and Pendergast Political Machine

    Historian Jon Taylor discussed the political alliance between Harry Truman and Kansas City political kingpin Tom Pendergast in the early 1930s. Pendergast became a significant figure…

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  • emThe Accidental Presidentem
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    The Accidental President

    A.J. Baime talked about his book The Accidental President, in which he looks at the challenges that President Harry Truman faced during his first four months in office.

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  • QA with AJ Baime
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    Q&A with A.J. Baime

    A.J. Baime talked about his book, The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World , on President Truman’s first four months in office.

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  • Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman
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    Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman

    Professor Lisa Ossian used photographs and diary entries to describe the enduring friendship between Republican Herbert Hoover and Democrat Harry Truman. This event was part of the Herbert Hoover…

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