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Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman

Author: Merle Miller
Publisher: [New York] : Berkley Pub. Corp. ; New York : Distributed by G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a series of interviews with the former President during the early sixties recounting his views of the historic times he lived in as well as his own life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
Plain speaking.
New York, Berkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam [1974]
(OCoLC)570589688
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman, Pres. U.S.; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Miller
ISBN: 0399112618 9780399112614
OCLC Number: 781384
Description: 448 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The happiest childhood --
Some ancestors --
John Anderson Truman --
Independence and the war between the states --
Banking days and farming --
On Battery D --
Harry Truman, Madge Gates Wallace, and the haberdashery --
The haberdashery --
Early politics --
The only defeat--and then victory --
The first race for the Senate --
The 1940 campaign --
The Truman Committee --
The convention and the campaign of 1944 --
The end and the beginning --
Israel --
On Herbert Hoover --
Los niños heroes --
My biggest mistake --
The bomb --
General Marshall and the Marshall Plan --
The 1948 victory --
The Korean decision --
Firing the general --
God bless America --
On generals in general --
A few further observations on "Ike" --
Five weak presidents --
What ruins a man --
Of painting and B. Berenson --
On evangelists --
An attempted assassination --
The dean resigns --
On J. Edgar Hoover --
The CIA --
Some friends and neighbors, too --
The library tour --
The cause and cure of hysteria --
Afterword.
Responsibility: by Merle Miller.

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Based on a series of interviews with the former President during the early sixties recounting his views of the historic times he lived in as well as his own life.

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