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Thrust into the world of Washington politics and power Bess Wallace Truman steadfastly remained what she wanted to be a representative of middle American values and virtues She ran the White House as she ran her own home attending personally to details that many first ladies had left to the staff She answered mail in longhand took charge of bookkeeping and carefully watched expenses President Harry S Truman fondly called his wife Bess Wallace PDFEPUBThe BossThe product of a small town aristocracy with nineteenth century manners and morals Bess Truman was repelled by personal publicity even after ten years as a senator's wife A woman's place in public she observed was to sit beside her husband be silent and be sure her hat is on straight Sara Sale now casts a modern light on this traditiona.

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Bess Wallace Truman

L first lady through the first scholarly biography of BessUnlike Eleanor Roosevelt Bess did not want to be a public figure and struggled to keep the press happy But Sale shows that although Mrs Truman avoided the public spotlight in private she was a strong minded intelligent woman who influenced her husband's presidency a shrewd political operator who knew how to achieve her own goals without fanfareSale traces Mrs Truman's many philanthropic efforts both before and during her White House years and places her public activities in the larger context of contemporary women's activism She also reveals how the president discussed all of his policy decisions with her making her his full partnerGrounded in research into previously overlooked archives at the Truman Library and the Library of Cong.

Sara Sale Ï 9 Summary

Ress Sale's work expands our understanding of a remarkable American woman More than a traditionalist she worked behind the scenes to refashion the office of first lady into a modern institution by reflecting changes in the ways postwar American women lived their lives Becoming first lady before the days of professional image making she nevertheless served as an effective political communicator for the Truman administration even while her persona appealed to Americans of the postwar eraFor many years Margaret Truman's official biography of her mother was the only work available Now Sale's well crafted history illuminates Mrs Truman's immeasurable impact on the institution of first lady as it provides valuable insights into postwar life and politics behind the scenes at the Truman White Hous.

3 thoughts on “Bess Wallace Truman

  1. says:

    The author contributes to the historian's original sin accurate facts while forgetting she's supposed to be telling a sto

  2. says:

    You don't hear much about Bess but this book really gives you a sense of how important she was to Harry and to the nation

  3. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book With just 6 chapters the content provides a tidy overview of First Lady Bess Truman Gr