Truman became president abruptly, after FDR’s death, and only 83 days into his vice-presidency.  In the next year, Truman oversaw the ending of the war in Europe, the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan (followed by their surrender), the founding the United Nations, and an increasingly strained relationship with the Soviet Union.   At the advice of his doctor, an exhausted Truman headed south for a warmer climate.  During his presidency, he visited the “Little White House” for 175 days.  Harry, a down to earth Missouri boy, described Bess’s bedroom as “palatial”.  He made his own bed every day.   Each morning, he downed a shot of bourbon, chased with a glass of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice.  Doctor’s orders!