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By Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell

 The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman is a compilation of autobiographical writings composed by means of Truman among 1934 and 1972. Taken without delay from his personal manuscript fabric, the quantity offers the suggestions and emotions of the fellow himself. The publication touches on info in Truman’s lifestyles from his days as a boy until eventually commencement from Independence highschool in 1901 to the vice presidency of the us and past. there's additionally a memorandum written via Truman in regards to the Pendergast computing device in Kansas urban telling the way it used to be attainable to paintings with the laptop and never be dirty by means of it. The Autobiography concludes with the various retired president’s innovations approximately politics and the needs of public lifestyles.

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I met a very beautiful little lady with lovely blue eyes and the prettiest golden curls I've ever seen. ] Page 36 were good for cash, but most of the time they were promises to pay. They drew 6 percent interest when they were presented for registration. The banks would discount them and hope to cash them when enough taxes were collected to make them good. At one time the county had more than $2 million in outstanding warrants but this was much later. My father was a very honorable man. If he guaranteed a horse in a horse trade that guarantee was as good as a bond.

It was necessary that some addition be made to the family income. So I got a job as timekeeper on a railroad construction outfit under L. J. Smith. He was building a double track for the Santa Fe Railroad from a little place named Eton to Sheffield, a suburb of Kansas City. My salary was thirty-five dollars a month and board. There were three construction camps about five miles apart. It was my job to check the men at each of these camps twice daily. I was furnished with a tricycle car. Its power was by hand and I furnished the power.

M. I got a switchman out in the Rosedale yards to let me use his phone and I called my mother and my sweetheart. It was the last time I talked to either for a year and two months. On March 30, the day before Easter Sunday, we sailed aboard the George Washington for France. There we were watching New York's skyline diminish and wondering if we'd be heroes or corpses. Most of us got by without being either. We had an uneventful crossing and landed at Brest on the morning of April 13, 1918. It was a beautiful morning, one of the few we had while over there.

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