Presidents on Parade

I went out to the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO., last week for the opening of an exhibition called "TIME and the Presidency," which will tour the U.S. over the next two years. It features great photos and TIME covers of Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, along with commentary by our longtime columnist Hugh Sidey.

Look! There's F.D.R. swimming, Truman on a morning walk and Kennedy chatting with coal miners. The classic pictures and colorful Sidey anecdotes help personalize the Presidents and make history seem so human, which has always been one of our goals at TIME....

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