THE PRESIDENCY: The Wonderful Wastebasket

The contents of one of the world's most interesting wastebaskets is laid before the U.S. public this week in the form of a book called Mr. President (Farrar, Straus & Young; $5). Explorer of the wastebasket: William Hillman, White House correspondent for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Author of at least 90% of the text: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the U.S.

Hillman begins, appropriately, by quoting Truman: "I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and to know me as I am."

To this end, Truman gave Hillman...

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