Anniversary Issues of Life Magazine

Below are short videos showing highlights of issues that would be great for anniversaries coming up soon.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the March 31, 1947 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 11. 1957 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 24. 1967 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 1987 Life magazine




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"Life" as it Happened

The Truman Memoirs - September 26, 1955 Life Magazine

2017-03-07 14:36:17

 Exerpt from the July 7, 1947 Life Magazine

A Unique Personal Record

I have often thought in reading the history of our country how much is lost to us because so few of our Presidents have told their Own Stories. It would have been helpful for us to know more of what was in their minds and what impelled them to do what they did. The presidency of the United States carries with it a responsibility so personal as to be without parallel. Very few are ever authorized to speak for the President. No One can make decisions for him. No One can know all the processes and Stages of his thinking in making important decisions. Even those closest to him, even members of his immediate family, never know all the reasons why he does certain things and why he comes to certain conclusions. To be President of the United States is to be lonely, very lonely at times of great decisions. Unfortunately, some of our Presidents were prevented from telling all the facts of their administrations because they died in office. Some were physically spent on leaving the White House and could not have undertaken to write even if they had wanted to. Some were embittered by the experience and did not care about living it again in telling about it. As for myself, I should like to record, before it is too late, as much of the story of my occupancy of the White House as I am able to tell. The events as I saw them and as I put them down here, I hope may prove helpful in informing some people and in setting others straight on the facts.

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