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American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-- and the shoot-out that stopped it

Author: Stephen Hunter; John Bainbridge
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This is a groundbreaking work of meticulous historical research and the dramatic story of an act of terrorism that almost succeeded. Journalists Hunter and Bainbridge have pieced together the story of the 1950 conspiracy to assassinate President Harry Truman, and of how a few good men--ordinary guys willing to risk their lives in the line of duty--stopped it in a bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Oscar Collazo; Griselio Torresola; Oscar Collazo; Griselio Torresola; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hunter; John Bainbridge
ISBN: 9780743260695 0743260694
OCLC Number: 85481116
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: ix, 368 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A drive around Washington --
Griselio agonistes --
Revolution --
The old couple --
Mr. Gonzales and Mr. De Silva go to Washington --
Early morning --
Baby starches the shirts --
Toad --
The new guy --
The Buick guy --
The guns --
The ceremony --
Indian summer --
The big walk --
Oscar --
"It did not go off" --
Pappy --
The next ten seconds --
Resurrection man --
So loud, so fast --
Upstairs at Blair --
Downstairs at Blair --
Borinquen --
Oscar alone --
The end's run --
Good hands --
The Colossus Rhoads --
Oscar goes down --
The second assault --
Pimienta --
Point-blank --
The man who loved guns --
The dark visitors --
Mortal danger --
The neighbor --
American gunfight --
The good Samaritan --
The policemen's wives --
The scene --
Inside the soccer shoe --
Who shot Oscar? --
The roundup --
Taps --
Oscar on trial --
Deep conspiracy --
Cressie does her duty --
Oscar speaks --
--R-I----
--
Epilogue: Destinies.
Responsibility: Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr.
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This electrifying book is the first full account of the historical day fanatical suicide-martyrs attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola viewed  Read more...

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"A fast-paced thriller." -- Alonzo Hamby, The Wall Street Journal "A day worth remembering. American Gunfight is well worth reading." -- The Washington Post "Hunter and Bainbridge's handling of the Read more...

 
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