Harry Truman

Harry Truman

by Margaret Truman

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Overview

In this number-one New York Times bestselling book, Margaret Truman gives a moving and intimate portrait of her father, Harry Truman, one of America's greatest presidents. Her perspective on his career - from his early days in Independence, Missouri, to serving in the Senate, subsequent election as vice president, and years as president - is unique and compelling.

The book provides a rare inside view into the presidency during a critical moment in the nation's history. Harry Truman had to address some of the most difficult problems any president has faced: He assumed the presidency during wartime, conducted negotiations with Joseph Stalin, made the decision to drop the atopic bomb, initiated the Marshall Plan, oversaw the Berlin Blockade, and dismissed General Douglas MacArthur, America's most revered military leader.

Harry Truman was also a family man. The most important people in his life were his wife, daughter, sister, and mother. His letters to them contain fascinating descriptions and details of the leaders and events that were changing the world.

Margaret Truman's understanding of both the political and personal aspects of her father's life make this book an essential and fascinating volume for anyone interested in American history.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158789014
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 07/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 245,371
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Margaret Truman is the author of a number of bestselling and well-reviewed books, including Bess W. Truman, Letters from Father, and Women of Courage.

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Harry Truman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
M-Goddart More than 1 year ago
Harry Truman by Margaret Truman is a remarkably good book. As the daughter of this legendary president, Margaret has amazing new insight that isn’t present in previous biographies. The book is extremely well written and an amazing journey to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read