THE PRESIDENCY: After Two Years

"Well, gentlemen," the President said when everybody was in, "this is the one hundredth press conference I've held. I have nothing special to tell you. But I thought you might have a question or two you might like to ask."

Harry Truman stood behind his big, uncluttered desk, his back to the great window that looks out on the south lawn. He was still tan from his Florida vacation; his teeth gleamed brighter than usual through his wide grin.

The reporters began. What did the President think about prices? The President said he hoped...

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