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Bess Wallace Truman : Harry's White House

Bess Wallace Truman

Harry's White House ""Boss


Published: 21st October 2010
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Traces Mrs Truman's many philanthropic efforts both before and during her White House years and places her public activities in the larger context of contemporary women's activism. This also reveals how the president discussed all of his policy decisions with his wife, making her his full partner.

"Bess Wallace Truman did not desire to be first lady. Her adoring husband knew that. Here is a deft account of how he managed it anyway, and how she quietly replaced the not very quiet Eleanor Roosevelt."--Robert H. Ferrell, author of Harry Truman: A Life "An engaging and important addition to the literature on modern first ladies. Sale shows how Bess Truman remade the office of the first lady to suit her own personality and along the way earned the admiration and respect of the American people. Readers who also want to know more about postwar politics will not be disappointed."--Nancy Beck Young, author of Lou Henry Hoover

Editor's Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Lady from Independencep. 8
Becoming First Ladyp. 38
The Whistle-Stop Campaign and Afterp. 57
Renovating the White Housep. 87
Partner and Adviserp. 103
Retirementp. 120
Notesp. 137
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ISBN: 9780700617418
ISBN-10: 0700617418
Series: Modern First Ladies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 21st October 2010
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 14.73  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.39