Truman

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subject_facet Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Truman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972
table_of_contents Son of the middle border: Blue River country -- Model boy -- Way of the farmer -- Soldier -- Politician: Try, try again -- Senator from Pendergast -- Patriot -- Numbered days -- To the best of my ability: Moon, the stars, and all the planets -- Summer of decision -- Mr. President: Buck stops here -- Turning point -- Heat in the kitchen -- Fighting chance -- Weight of the world: Iron man -- Commander in chief -- Final days -- Back home: Citizen Truman.
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title Truman
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title_short Truman
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topic Presidents United States Biography, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
topic_facet Presidents, Truman, Harry S