Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

ISBN-10: 1569767076

ISBN-13: 9781569767078

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Algeo

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From Missouri to New York and back again, this recounting of an amazing journey chronicles the road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile. Diners, bellhops, and cabbies shouted out "Hiya, Harry!" whenever they recognized the former president, and, out for his daily constitutional on the streets of New York, Harry even stumbled into the sidewalk shot of the newly launched Todayshow. Along the way there are brief detours into relevant topics, such as the postwar American auto industry, McCarthyism, the development of the nation's highway system, and the decline of Main Street America. By the end of the 2,500-mile journey, readers will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for America's last citizen-president. This edition also includes a new afterword from the author, who has now located Truman's long-lost Chrysler New Yorker.
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Matthew Algeo is a public radio reporter whose work appears on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and "Marketplace." He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day, 1953
Independence, Missouri, Winter and Spring, 1953
Hannibal, Missouri, June 19, 1953
Decatur, Illinois, June 19-20, 1953
Indianapolis, Indiana, June 20, 1953
Wheeling, West Virginia, June 20-21, 1953
Frostburg, Maryland, June 21, 1953
Washington, D.C., June 21-26, 1953
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 26-27, 1953
New York, New York, June 27-July 5, 1953
Pennsylvania (or, Abducted), July 5-6, 1953
Columbus, Ohio, July 6-7, 1953
Richmond, Indiana, July 7, 1953
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 7-8, 1953
St. Louis, Missouri, July 8, 1953
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