Truman: America’s exemplar of courage

  • Looking to the Past
    Looking to the Past
    When asked to name America’s greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln always top the list. Though historians typically rank Harry S. Truman in that elite group, far too many Americans omit our 33rd president. In fact, far too many know nothing about him.     Born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Mo., he spent most of his youth in Independence, Mo. With the encouragement of his…

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