Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman's Letters to Harry by Clifton Truman Daniel

By Clifton Truman Daniel

One night in 1955, Harry Truman got here domestic to discover Bess burning her letters to him. “What are you doing? ponder history,” he acknowledged. “Oh, I have,” she acknowledged and tossed in one other stack.
Bess Truman proposal her company used to be hers and no-one else’s, so she destroyed her 1/2 the greater than 2,600 letters she and Harry exchanged in the course of their courtship and marriage. whereas making a listing of the Truman domestic within the Eighties, archivists came across one hundred eighty letters Bess had ignored. Her grandson Clifton Truman Daniel stocks them the following, in addition to parts of Harry’s responses, relations images, and tales. those letters offer new perception into the lives and personalities of Bess and Harry Truman throughout the adolescence of his political lifestyles. regardless of Bess’s shy and self-effacing demeanour, her full of life correspondence bargains a glimpse of a being concerned and witty lady who shared her issues approximately kin, politics, and day by day actions together with her husband.

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