U.S. At War: The Canterbury Hand

Physically and mentally, Harry Tru man was prepared for the exciting days of last week. His return trip from Potsdam — including 125 pleasant hours on the Atlantic — had been relaxing and restful.

Before he lost his sea legs, many stories about the voyage of the cruiser Augusta had been told around Washington.

Wearing informal clothes and his mouse-grey fedora, Harry Truman strolled the decks, arm in arm with Jimmy Byrnes or Admiral Bill Leahy. At other times, he and Speechwriter Sam Rosenman lounged in the President's stateroom or sat on the open deck; there they wrote and rewrote the President's report...

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