Truman / David McCullough.

Edition
  • 1st Touchstone ed.
Published
  • New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks [1993], ©1992
Physical description
1117 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 0671869205
  • 9780671869205
ISRC
  • 33051454
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 1058-1082) and index.
  • Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1993
  • Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1993
Contents
  • Son of the middle border. Blue River country -- Model boy -- Way of the farmer -- Soldier -- Politician. Try, try again -- Senator from Pendergast -- Patriot -- Numbered days -- To the best of my ability. Moon, the stars, and all the planets -- Summer of decision -- Mr. President. Buck stops here -- Turning point -- Heat in the kitchen -- Fighting chance -- Weight of the world. Iron man -- Commander in chief -- Final days -- Back home. Citizen Truman.
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Genre
  • Biographies.
  • Biography.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • 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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University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library, Floor 3 973.918 Tru
Bangor University Library: Main Library E814 .M26 1992
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British Library: Lending Collection 92/11961
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Emmanuel College Library: Main Library 972.5.TRU\M1
University of Cambridge Libraries: Seeley Historical Library: Main Library 30.18.124
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University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: North Wing, Ground Floor 665:55.c.95.346
University of Cambridge Libraries: Darwin College Library: Main Library 973.918 TRU
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University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library E 814.M2
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University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 3 Blue Zone 973.918 TRU/MAC
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library E814.M13 28
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library E814.M13 30
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library E814.M13 42
University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 3 973.918
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Newcastle University Libraries: Research Reserve: Team Valley (General) 973.918 TRU(Mac)
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University of Reading Library: University Library: 4th Floor 973.918-TRU/JEN
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library E814.M3
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