THE PRESIDENCY: Good-Will Week

Harry Truman was feeling pretty relaxed. Younger brother J. Vivian Truman was in town for a visit and the brothers lolled around Blair House a few evenings talking about the crops, the cattle and the chickens back home on the farm. At the President's press conference, a reporter asked whatever happened to his threat to hop a train and carry the Fair Deal issues back to the people. Well, said the President, that one was always just on the shelf and maybe it wouldn't be necessary.

The only time he got his dander up at...

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