Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959

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University of Missouri Press, Aug 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 593 pages
3 Reviews
 

Once again available is the critically acclaimed Dear Bess, a collection of more than 600 letters that Harry S. Truman wrote to his beloved wife, Bess, from 1910 to 1959. Selected from 1,268 letters discovered in Bess's house after her death in 1982, this extraordinary collection provides an inside look at Truman's life, his thoughts, and his dreams.

  

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Review: Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959

User Review  - Ronald Wise - Goodreads

The key to enjoying this book was learning to skip over the repetitive salutations and attend to the sentences that were gems of Harry S. Truman's humor and glimpses into his personal experience of ... Read full review

Review: Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959

User Review  - Leslie Ferrari - Goodreads

I really looked forward to reading this book. I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, although Harry Truman was a prolific writer, he didn't say much. I got through the whole book, but for the most ... Read full review

Contents

Sixteen Hundred Pennsylvania Avenue 5
5
Head Over Heels
17
Just Another Year
66
and Another
109
From Father to Son
153
Lead Zinc and Oil
188
Camp Doniphan Oklahoma
222
Somewhere in France
250
Action and Aftermath
269
Jackson County Politician
310
Freshman Senator
362
Hard Work Pays Off
411
The Committee
454
Changes for the Future
543
LATER YEARS
573
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Robert H. Ferrell is Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division and Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Divison Commander in World War I, both available from the University of Missouri Press. Ferrell resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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