U.S. At War: The Thirty-Second

With hardly a care on his mind, Harry Truman had left his spacious, picture-lined office in the Senate Office Building, walked over to visit Speaker Sam Rayburn in the Capitol. Others had already gathered in the Speaker's office: White House Assistant James M. Barnes and House Parliamentarian Lew Deschler. It was the kind of company Harry Truman liked. None of them was a policymaker from the high levels of the Roosevelt Administration. In his two and a half months as Vice President, Harry Truman had not been invited to sit in with the...

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