Harry Truman lay late abed at Blair House; on several occasions he did not rise until after 7, and one day the good wives of 15th Street saw him taking his morning stroll at the incredibly late hour of 8:30. It was one of those rare weeks when being President was very nice work, and Harry Truman made the most of a free & easy schedule.

He had a big list of callers—during the week dozens of old friends from Congress dropped in at the office to shake hands and chat. One day he...

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