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Soldier

Chapter 4 is all about WWI. One of my personal weaknesses as a reader of history is a total inability to concentrate on detailed accounts of battles. The one bit that I earmarked in this chapter was the following, just … Continue reading

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Lag time!

I’m still plugging. I made it through WWI, but I’m still trying to collect my thoughts. Will post more by this weekend, honest.

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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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First Three Chapters…

Hmm, not really sure where to start, never having done a book club before…. but here goes! I must say I’m really disappointed we don’t have Bess’ letters – it makes Harry seem a little crazy and makes the whole … Continue reading

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It’s a behemoth, and we’re reading it.

And we’ll be talking about it here.

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