THE PRESIDENCY: This Is the House

A black Packard limousine hummed up the long gravel driveway and crunched to a stop near the big grey house with the white-pillared portico. The President, having arrived a few minutes late, hurriedly got out. "We thought we'd lost you," said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as she extended her hand.

As they strolled under the aged oaks, Franklin Roosevelt's widow pointed out to Harry Truman the places where her husband, as a boy, had joyously discovered Indian relics, and where, as President, he had spoken at the ground-breaking for his cherished Memorial Library. Leaving newsmen...

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