Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons, later taking on the name of his adopted Cuban father, Joe Capote, when his mother remarried. Truman Capote's homosexuality was a major source of contention between him and... More »

"In Cold Blood" is a novel and literary experiment by Truman Capote that explores major themes, such as the American Dream and how easily it can shatter. Capote wrote journalistic nonfiction in a novel form by compiling ... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Rich Little is a comedian known for his impersonations, earning him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Voices." He can do impersonations of about 200 different people, including Richard Nixon, Jimmy Stewart, Arnold Schw... More » Art & Literature

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd U.S. president, sworn in after the sudden death of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Truman was Roosevelt's vice president for only 82 days before being sworn in. In his early years... More »

Truman and Eisenhower served back to back as the 33rd and 34th presidents, but despite many similarities, they had their differences, beginning with their political parties. Harry S. Truman was a Democrat, and Dwight D. ... More »

Independence, Missouri is the hometown of 33rd President Harry Truman. Born in the small town of Lamar, Missouri, he moved to Independence at the age of six and returned to the city after his presidency. More »

The purpose of the Truman doctrine was to establish that the United States would support a democratic nation under threat from an internal or external authoritarian force. This support could include economic, political o... More »