Whistle-stop Campaign

Whistle-stop Campaign

In 1948, President Harry S Truman defied all odds in winning a term as president in his own right with his shocking upset victory over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. No one, pollsters, pundits, or the people expected Truman to win. No one, except Truman himself....

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Bad Luck

Bad Luck

Harry Truman once wrote that "the only thing you have to worry about is bad luck. I never have bad luck." If anyone could be said to experience bad luck in life, it was Truman, but not in his mind. Farm Life: He was never financially successful. When he was...

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Presidential Historian Mike Purdy

About Mike

Mike Purdy is a presidential historian and author living in Seattle, Washington. As an expert in presidential history, Mike runs PresidentialHistory.com as a public resource.