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Conflict and crisis : the Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948

Author: Robert J Donovan
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A historical account of the Truman presidency discussing the man, his personal views and quarrels, foreign policy decisions, legislation and programs, and his political strategies.
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1945-1948
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Donovan
ISBN: 0393056368 9780393056365 0393009246 9780393009248
OCLC Number: 3034310
Description: xvii, 473 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Taking over from F.D.R. --
Call from the White House --
Honeymoon for the "Missouri gang" --
Pro-New Deal: Anti-New dealer --
The ominous rift over Poland --
"The most terrible weapon" --
V-E Day: Triumph and trouble --
Atomic bomb: The fateful momentum --
Truman, Stalin, Churchill --
The Potsdam Conference --
"Release when ready" --
Victory --
and then? II. Postwar upheaval --
The morass of reconversion --
"Peace is hell" --
Truman and the military --
The Trumans at home --
The Hurley Affair: an omen --
The beginning of the end for Byrnes --
1946: A disastrous year begins --
Ickes quits --
Sharp turn toward the Cold War --
Building on sand: The Baruch Plan --
One way to handle a rail strike --
The firing of Henry Wallace --
The Beefsteak Election of 1946 --
Showdown with John L. Lewis --
The unraveling of the old order III. Cold War --
1947: The Eightieth Congress convenes --
China mission fails: Marshall Secretary of State --
Crisis in Europe --
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan --
The misguided loyalty program --
Taft-Hartley: Truman on the offensive --
CIA --
Palestine --
The historic civil rights report --
Wallace declares IV. 1948 --
A stormy beginning --
Czechoslovakia and the Berlin Blockade --
Truman and the State of Israel --
The liberals versus Truman --
A president comes out fighting --
Whistle stop --
Incredible victory.
Responsibility: Robert J. Donovan.

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A historical account of the Truman presidency discussing the man, his personal views and quarrels, foreign policy decisions, legislation and programs, and his political strategies.

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