THE PRESIDENCY: A Place in the Sun

Swinging his arms and sniffing the soft, springlike air, Harry Truman strode out on the White House portico and beamed admiringly down at the tough young men of the 82nd Airborne Division lined up beneath him. One from each state and territory, 52 in all, had come to meet the President. "It is a pleasure," he told the paratroopers, remembering that he had once gone up with the airborne people at Fort Bragg, N.C. "I didn't get to jump out," he confessed with real disappointment. "But I hope some day to do it." In his heel-kicking mood, Harry Truman...

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