THE PRESIDENCY: Good for the Soul

From the moment he rode into Little Rock and joined the boys, Harry Truman was at his handshaking, backslapping best. If there was anything he liked as much as winning elections and playing poker, this was it—the annual reunion of the 35th Division and its famous offspring, Captain Harry's hell-raising Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, A.E.F.

At a ball in his honor, the President chatted with the guests (who paid $10 a head), but declined to test the dance floor. "I'm a Baptist, you know," Harry Truman explained, "but not a lightfoot one,...

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