Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

You Are What You Read     

These are some of the books, plays and poems enjoyed by Harry S. Truman as a child. He recommended these and other titles after he became President.

Locksley Hall (1)
Great Men and Famous Women (2)
Plays and Sonnets by William Shakespeare (3)
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography (4)
Plutarch's Lives (5)
The Holy Bible (6)
Thomas Hart Benton Memoirs (7)
Blackstone's Commentaries (8)
Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (9)
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (10)

Illustration by Damian Blake, a student
at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri.
Illustration of Truman

Locksley Hall Great Men and Famous Women William Shakespeare Benjamin Franklin Plutarch Lives Holy Bible Thomas Hart Benton Blackstone's Commentaries Fifteen Decisive Battles The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire