U.S. At War: Moving Day

After nearly 26 years of marriage, Bess Truman looked and lived last week a good deal like a million other middleaged, prosperous, happy U.S. wives. Perhaps she thought a little differently from most —like women who marry doctors or professional soldiers, a politician's wife learns to live in her husband's special world. Before Harry Truman became Vice President, Bess Truman had been his secretary, added her salary ($4,500) to his $10,000.

But with her neatly waved grey hair, her nicely cut, unobtrusive clothes, she could have blended into the crowd in an A. &...

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