The Man From Independence: Harry S. Truman's Story

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Harry S. Truman arguably laid the groundwork for the world in which we live today. He saw the United States through to victory in Europe and the Pacific, established NATO, supported the Marshal Plan, created the CIA, and desegregated the armed forces. He was also never supposed to be President. 

Doug Richardson of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri shares the story of how his state's native son went from a farm house to the White House. 

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