Harry Truman"s excellent adventure

the true story of a great American road trip by Matthew Algeo

Publisher: Chicago Review Press in Chicago

Written in English
Published: Pages: 268 Downloads: 913
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Subjects:

  • Personal Finance,
  • Retirement,
  • Automobile travel,
  • Presidents,
  • Travel,
  • Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMatthew Algeo
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE814 .A75 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25050695M
ISBN 109781569767078
LC Control Number2011500611

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EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure is a tale of two trips, the first taken by the recently retired President of the United States and his wife, the second by the author, retracing and replicating the first to the extent that fifty-some years of progress allowed.

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