THE PRESIDENCY: Restored Bounce

While Congress bickered, Harry Truman had slipped away to Key West for a holiday. This week, as the House prepared to vote on interim aid, the President was back. With the bounce restored to his step, he buckled down to prepare his message to Congress on the long-range European Recovery Program.

The President had been tired. At the Commandant's jalousied house on Key West's submarine base—which Harry Truman now calls the "Winter White House"—the President had found privacy and relaxation. He slept late (for him), until after seven, napped in the afternoons, sunbathed...

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