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        Truman - Bess Truman

        The spotlight did not appeal to Bess Truman. "She would return home to Independence [Missouri] as often as possible, leaving the President feeling very alone, often desolate," says historian David McCullough. "It's hard for some people to understand what she was like, and why the President was so devoted to her." Learn more in this excerpt from American Experience: "Truman."

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