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    Life Portrait of Harry S. Truman

    In the thirty-second in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Harry S. Truman. Among the issues addressed were his rise to office after the death of…

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    Harry Truman at School

    Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the president and his…

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    President Truman and Civil Liberties

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration, focusing on the Alger Hiss case and the president’s relations with Japanese Americans. R. Bruce Craig presented his paper…

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    Opening of CIA Korean War Secret Documents

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released over 900 newly declassified documents from both the U.S. and communist governments showing the conflict’s…

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    The Legacy of President Truman and Japan

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on Japan. After their papers were presented, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the…

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    Truman Library Special

    The guests talked about the life, legacy, and writings of President Harry S. Truman, including a newly-found 1947 diary. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.…

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    Truman Library Discovery

    Mr. Geselbracht spoke to reporters about a recently discovered diary of President Truman found when moving portions of the collection at the Truman Library. He also read some passages from…