Monthly Archives: December 2010

First hundred pages: Truman’s extended adolescence

Okay, that title is a bit misleading. In some ways, by the end of the third chapter, Harry is absolutely an adult. He is 30 years old, has been more or less running his father’s farm for ten years, has … Continue reading

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Truman Presidential Library

Higgs, as you pointed out, the absence of Bess Truman’s letters leaves their courtship seeming really lopsided. I looked up her personal papers via the Truman Presidential library, and it looks like they don’t have much: the finding aid shows … Continue reading

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