THE PRESIDENCY: It's Going to Be All Right

But for Korea, Harry Truman would have joined the vacation exodus from muggy Washington; he had planned a cruise off New England in the yacht Williamsburg.

Instead, he was out of sight and up to his elbows in defense matters (see above). How was he getting on in the second week of Korean war? Unless you were a Congressman, a member of the Cabinet or the Joint Chiefs of Staff, there was only one way of finding out last week, and that was to go to the President's only public appearance: his press...

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