Truman

Truman

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-08-20
File : 1120 Pages
ISBN : 9780743260299


Truman

Truman

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An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 "An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —The New York Times Book Review After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus! Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Jean Reidy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-07-09
File : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781534416659


The Trials Of Harry S Truman

The Trials Of Harry S Truman

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Jeffrey Frank, author of the bestselling Ike and Dick, returns with the first full account of the Truman presidency in nearly thirty years, recounting how so ordinary a man met the extraordinary challenge of leading America through the pivotal years of the mid-20th century. The nearly eight years of Harry Truman’s presidency—among the most turbulent in American history—were marked by victory in the wars against Germany and Japan; the first use of an atomic weapon; the beginning of the Cold War; creation of the NATO alliance; the founding of the United Nations; the Marshall Plan to rebuild the wreckage of postwar Europe; the Red Scare; and the fateful decision to commit troops to fight in Korea. Historians have tended to portray Truman as stolid and decisive, with a homespun manner, but the man who emerges in The Trials of Harry S. Truman is complex and surprising. He believed that the point of public service was to improve the lives of one’s fellow citizens, and was disturbed by the brutal treatment of African Americans. Yet while he supported stronger civil rights laws, he never quite relinquished the deep-rooted outlook of someone with Confederate ancestry reared in rural Missouri. He was often carried along by the rush of events and guided by men who succeeded in refining his fixed and facile view of the postwar world. And while he prided himself on his Midwestern rationality, he could act out of emotion, as when, in the aftermath of World War II, moved by the plight of refugees, he pushed to recognize the new state of Israel. The Truman who emerges in these pages is a man with generous impulses, loyal to friends and family, and blessed with keen political instincts, but insecure, quick to anger, and prone to hasty decisions. Archival discoveries, and research that led from Missouri to Washington, Berlin and Korea, have contributed to an indelible, and deeply human, portrait of an ordinary man suddenly forced to shoulder extraordinary responsibilities, who never lost a schoolboy’s romantic love for his country, and its Constitution.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Jeffrey Frank
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-03-08
File : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781501102912


Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers

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Although Truman Capote's last novel was unfinished at the time of his death, its surviving portions offer a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. "Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly." —The New York Times Book Review Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Côte Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Truman Capote
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-05-15
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780345803047


Saving Freedom

Saving Freedom

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America’s most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful? The year was 1947. The Soviet Union had moved from being America’s uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. With Joseph Stalin’s ambitions pushing westward, Turkey was pressured from the east while communist revolutionaries overran Greece. The British Empire was battered from its war with Hitler and suddenly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Only America could afford to defend freedom in the West, and the effort was spearheaded by a president who hadn’t even been elected to that office. But Truman would wage a domestic political battle that carried with it the highest of stakes, inspiring friends and foes alike to join in his crusade to defend democracy across the globe. In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country’s long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America’s foreign policy for generations to come. On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would “support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” The untested president’s policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe’s freedom, the American Century’s rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Truman’s triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat. Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century, a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny.

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Genre : History
Author by : Joe Scarborough
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-11-24
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780062950512


Truman In Retirement

Truman In Retirement

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Building on extensive research, Truman's unpublished letters and memos from the period, Dr. G.W. Sand captures the special blend of forthrightness and conviction with which Harry Truman viewed the presidency, the United States as moral leader of the world, and the major figures of the period.

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Genre : History
Author by : Gregory W. Sand
Publisher : Taylor Trade Pub
Release : 1993
File : 175 Pages
ISBN : WISC:89060418084


The Truman Presidency

The Truman Presidency

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This is the first full-scale and objective narrative of one of the most turbulent and significant epochs in the seven and three-quarter years that profoundly affected the destiny of the United States and of the world.

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Genre : United States
Author by : Cabell B. H. Phillips
Publisher : New York : Macmillan
Release : 1966
File : 463 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015002319047


Harry S Truman A Pictorial Biography

Harry S Truman A Pictorial Biography

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A biography of the thirty-third President of the United States from childhood, through his years as Vice-President to Franklin D. Roosevelt, to his sudden rise to the office of President, to the decision to drop atomic bombs, and the beginnings of the Cold War.

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Genre : Truman, Harry S., Pres. U.S.
Author by : Joseph Gies
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Release : 1968
File : 178 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015002638933


Documentary History Of The Truman Presidency

Documentary History Of The Truman Presidency

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Genre : Presidents
Author by : Dennis Merrill
Publisher :
Release : 1995
File : 841 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015040544770


Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman

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Here is a pictorial view of the personal and political life of one of our greatest Presidents. The book includes photos, along with excerpts from his letters and speeches. The text is not only an in-depth look at the man, but also a view of America from the turn of the century to the nuclear age, which Truman ushered in with the atomic bomb.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Ideals Publications Incorporated
Publisher : Ideals Publications
Release : 1997
File : 80 Pages
ISBN : WISC:89066265281