THE PRESIDENCY: Back in Stride

It was almost three months since Harry Truman had put in a full week of uninterrupted work at his desk. Last week he got back into the swing of his job as if his stride had never been broken.

He became literally one of the sights of the capital. The people of Washington—and the visitors—could see their President several times a day as he walked across Pennsylvania Avenue from Blair House to the White House. He also continued his prebreakfast constitutionals. Many an early riser in Washington was pleased and astonished to...

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