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Bess Wallace Truman : Harry's White House "boss"

Author: Sara L Sale
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2010.
Series: Modern first ladies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. --Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Sale, Sara L.
Bess Wallace Truman.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2010
(OCoLC)746582157
Named Person: Bess Wallace Truman; Harry S Truman; Bess Wallace Truman; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara L Sale
ISBN: 9780700617418 0700617418
OCLC Number: 607980789
Description: xi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Lady from Independence --
Becoming first lady --
The whistle-stop campaign and after --
Renovating the White House --
Partner and adviser --
Retirement.
Series Title: Modern first ladies.
Responsibility: Sara L. Sale.

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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  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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