THE PRESIDENCY: Serene & Undaunted

It was a quiet little party, given for 48 guests by Connecticut's Senator Brien McMahon at Washington's swank 1925 F Street Club, and Harry Truman was in relaxed good humor. After dinner, he sat down on a big davenport and fell into conversation with Political Columnist Arthur Krock, head of the New York Times's Washington bureau and one of the capital's most indefatigable diners-out. Truman talked easily and candidly, rambling over a wide range of subjects. What he said was wonderful, Krock told the President, and could he print it? Truman said sure, and if...

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