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Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo
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Truman, the last ex-President to lack a pension and secret service protection, and believing that he could return to being a normal citizen, took a 3,000 mile road trip in his brand-new 1953 Chrysler New Yorker. This is a humanizing look at Truman the lead-footed driver, critiquer of road construction, generous tipper at diners and adoring husband (when offered a special showing of Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, he looked at Bess and refused, saying "Real Gentlemen Prefer Grey Hair"). He also used to order Air Force One to dump the toilets over Robert Taft's hometown in Ohio as a symbolic gesture.
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