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 Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman

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Harry Truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights. In this frank book, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, about the best and worst presidents, and his own experience holding office.

Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom. His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life.

Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149982424
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 37,143
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Harry S. Truman was the thirty-third president of the United States. He is the author of 1945 - Year of Decision and 1946-1952 - Years of Trial and Hope.

Margaret Truman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman.

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Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
sallyreader More than 1 year ago
Dear Pres Truman....always telling us flat out what he thinks. How refreshing, and in this case, quite informative. Even having not finished it yet, I recommend it to anyone who wants an honest evaluation..from a former President...of the others who held this high office.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great h
hdsumm More than 1 year ago
There is no doubt that this book is not written by a "Ghost Writer". The style and language are both Harry. I am dissapointed with the book as it is almost completly Harry"s opinions about past prsidents. He lists them as good or bad. I expected him to talk at length about his terms in office (1 and 1/2?). When he had not addressed any of this, I turned to the table of contents and found that only two chapters were devoted to his time as president.
bm1 More than 1 year ago