Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

by Margaret Truman

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Overview

Shortly after he left office, President Harry S. Truman began to write down his typically blunt, honest commentaries about FDR and his other colleagues, the job of the presidency, the workings of the government and the Constitution -- and his picks for the nation's best and worst presidents. Since he minced no words, Truman asked that these writings -- sometimes funny, sometimes very serious, always to the point -- be released to the public only after he and Mrs. Truman were gone.

Now, this totally frank book by the thirty-third president, lovingly edited by his daughter, Margaret, has been published at last. In it, Truman speaks clearly in his own inimitable voice, and with the down-home, across-the-back-fence feeling of a born storyteller from Missouri, he tells you exactly what's on his mind about these and other subjects:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446391757
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1990
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Margaret Truman (1924-2008), who wrote under the name Mary Truman, was originally a singer before she began her successful writing career. The daughter of President Harry, she was the author of the Capital Crimes mystery series as well as a several nonfiction books about the First Ladies and First Families, including a biography of her father.

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Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BLyda97112 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Imagine sitting down for a beer with Truman and having a late-night session on his thoughts on who were great presidents and why, how the government works and observations about US history. This is written in a very informal style (surprise!) and is easily readable.It's a fun romp.
Kubulai More than 1 year ago
Worth buying. I got it from Amazon for $4.00 + P&H.