Harry Truman, U.S. President
May 8, 1884-Dec. 26, 1972
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
The sign on Truman's desk read "The Buck Stops Here." This piano-playing 33rd president held watermelon spitting wars in the White House.
The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is the source for Truman research.