DVD - 2006
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The story of the unlikely rise of a gritty American original, Harry Truman. He was a farmer, a bankrupt businessman, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held America's highest office, Harry Truman was the least prepared, but he would prove to be a surprise. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea-all while the woman he adored, his wife Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, CA. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2006.
ISBN: 9781415718001
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (260 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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I questioned an old retired homosexual at Lake Forest Park the other day, about Truman's connections. I confused Arkansas with Missouri: Arkansas has a mob-town, at least one: Hot Springs, but then that would apply to Clinton, not to Truman. I laughed in his face, ' Imagine me, mixing up Truman for Clinton!' He didn't flinch, just went on with what he was saying. Truman was a farmer, before he became a milliner. I could tell he respected the farming part of Truman's the way, if you want to learn more about the hold the Mob has over us (still) i recommend a good read: CONTRACT ON AMERICA, by David Scheim.


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