Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure

Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure

eBook - 2009
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From Missouri to New York and back again, this recounting of an amazing journey chronicles the road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile. Diners, bellhops, and cabbies shouted out Hiya, Harry! whenever they recognized the former president, and, out for his daily constitutional on the streets of New York, Harry even stumbled into the sidewalk shot of the newly launched Today show. Along the way, there are brief detours into relevant topics, such as the postwar American auto industry, McCarthyism, the development of the nation's highway system, and the decline of Main Street America. By the end of the 2,500-mile journey, readers will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for America's last citizen-president.
Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
ISBN: 9781569762516
1569762511
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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heather333
Mar 12, 2010

Fun book about our Missouri president. It was a nice little glimpse into the lives of Harry and Bess. Funny to imagine they really thought they could just hop in the car and drive across the country unnoticed. It also put me in the mood for a road trip!

RH_library Nov 23, 2009

Quirky and lots of fun to read. Harry Truman was a truly decent man (but not above some sly digs at his enemies)

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