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Harry S. Truman

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2008.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Harry S. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 9780805069389 0805069380
OCLC Number: 213384916
Description: xviii, 183 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preludes --
Ending the war and planning peace --
The worst of times --
Politician and statesman --
Against all odds --
Cold War president --
Miseries at home and abroad --
Lost credibility --
Last hurrahs --
Milestones.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), 33.
Responsibility: Robert Dallek.
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Dallek, the bestselling biographer of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, shows how the unassuming yet supremely confident Harry Truman rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the 20th  Read more...

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