HISTORICAL NOTES: Down Memory Lane with Truman

The trouble began in 1952, says Harry Truman, when he summoned Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois to Blair House and offered to support him for the Democratic presidential nomination. Adlai just could not make up his mind. Months later, Truman gave up in disgust and switched to Vice President Alben Barkley. Then Adlai called and asked: "Would you object if I agreed to run?" At that, says Truman, "I blew up. I talked to him in language I think he had never heard before."

Thus, in a Look Magazine excerpt from his new book, Mr. Citizen, Harry...

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