DEMOCRATS: Harry's Happy Hour

From the moment he looked down from his train in Chicago and saw Candidate Adlai Stevenson being gouged and elbowed and jostled in the howling platform mob, Harry Truman was in his glory. Before the week was out, Truman had left candidates' headquarters heaped with bitten fingernails and transformed the 1956 Democratic National Convention from a drab dogtrot into a race of rare and exhilarating drama.

The jockeying for position with Senior Democrat Truman began at the Dearborn Street station, where Stevenson was anxious to be photographed with Harry while Candidate Averell...

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