I Called Him Uncle Harry

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David Wallace spent his childhood in the Truman/Wallace home in Independence, Missouri, living with his family, his grandmother, and his Aunt Bess, Uncle Harry, and cousin Margaret, with more aunts and uncles just next door. Their shared living arrangement created a self-contained extended family whose interconnectedness continued even after Uncle Harry, then Senator Truman, became President Truman— the most powerful man in the world—and their shared home became the Summer White House.

As the only remaining member of this self-contained household, Wallace looks back on those years to recount anecdotes and intimate details of a unique American heritage. From the scandal of his granddaddy’s suicide that led to the unusual living arrangement to the family stories passed down on weekend drives, I Called Him Uncle Harry shares Wallace’s memories of his famous family and their lives together. Softcover, 117 pages.

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