"Bess W. Truman" by Margaret Truman

by Dewey@evpl on Friday, September 12 2008, 3:12pm. Viewed 911 times.

I’m in love with Harry Truman.   I’m not talking about his politics but the fact that he was a man who rose above defeat after defeat.  And he did it with humor, honesty and integrity.   It’s always interesting to read biographies about presidents. It’s even more fascinating to read about them from a perspective that unrelated to the presidency.    In 1986 Margaret Truman wrote a biography about her mother, Bess Truman.  Bess died in 1982 and following her mother’s death Margaret found 1600 letters that Bess Truman had received from Harry Truman.    Based on the discovered letters and other family memorabilia Margaret spins the story of a lifelong love.  Margaret's easy writing style brings her mother and father alive but it is her father who really shines.  


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