As the U.S.S. Missouri steamed northward through blue, tropical seas, Harry Truman relaxed. Every day he was up early, tramping the decks for an early morning constitutional. He prowled and poked around the "Mighty Mo's" intricate innards, inspected the enlisted men's mess, chatted with sailors.

Afternoons he napped, or did some light reading. Evenings were quietly convivial. Once he went down to the ship's barbershop, patiently waited his turn for a trim.

After the exhausting festivities in Rio, he and his family welcomed the rest. Mrs. Truman spent most of her time in their comfortable quarters in the admiral's island. Daughter...

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