Boss Tom & Harry DVD

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Tom & Harry: The Boss and the President (DVD)

This is the only feature-length documentary film that goes into great detail about the complex relationship between Harry Truman and political boss Tom Pendergast and the political machine that had a vise-like grip on Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s.

Tom Pendergast personally chose Harry Truman to run for the United State Senate in 1934. But by 1940, when Truman was seeking re-election, Pendergast was in prison and Harry Truman’s political future hung in the balance, as his two democratic primary opponents roundly decried Truman’s association with the corrupt political machine.

Tom & Harry: The Boss and the President, the definitive telling of the Pendergast Machine and Harry Truman’s participation in it, is chock-full of interesting film clips and photographs from the 19th century up to the 1940s. At its release, the film premiered at four theaters simultaneously in Kansas City.

Your purchase helps support the educational and exhibit programs of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum.

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