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Truman's crises : a political biography of Harry S. Truman / Harold F. Gosnell.

By: Gosnell, Harold F. (Harold Foote), 1896-1997.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in political science: no. 33.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1980Description: xv, 656 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0313212732; 9780313212734.Subject(s): Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Missouri -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953 | Presidents -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Truman's crises.; Online version:: Truman's crises.DDC classification: 973.918/092/4 | B Other classification: NQ 8547 | 3,6
Contents:
Preface -- Part I: From Lamar to the White House -- Early influences -- Origin of political interests, 1892-1922 -- The education of Harry Truman, 1892-1901 -- Learning farming, 1905-1917 -- Business and accounting skills, 1898-1935 -- Military experiences, 1905-1919 -- Bess Truman -- First candidacy, 1922 -- Political apprenticeship, 1923-1924 -- Chief county administrator, 1927-1934 -- Candidate for U.S. Senate, 1934 -- The "Senator from Pendergrast," 1935-1940 -- Legislative role -- Returned to the Senate in 1940 -- Treasury watchdog, 1941-1944 -- Politics as usual, 1941-1944 -- Compromise candidate for Vice-President -- The 1944 campaign -- Eighty-two days as Vice-President, 1945 -- Part II: Accidental President -- The Roosevelt-Truman transition, 1945 -- Learning diplomacy, 1945 -- Demobilization and reconversion, 1945-1946 -- Team changes, 1946-1948 -- Relations with Secretary of State Byrnes, 1945-1947 -- Changing popularity and the 1946 elections -- Battling Republican opposition, 1947-1948 -- The Truman doctrine, 1947 -- The Marshall plan, Germany, Israel, and NATO, 1947-1948 -- Nomination for a full term -- The opposition: Dewey, Thurmond, and Wallace -- Upset election of 1948 -- Part III: President in his own right -- The final team, 1949-1952 -- NATO, Germany, and China, 1949-1952 -- Liberal leanings thwarted, 1949-1950 -- The 1950 elections -- Korea and Japan, 1950-1952 -- Military, economic and social problems, 1951-1952 -- Investigations, scandals, security, and McCarthyism, 1947-1952 -- Candidate Adlai Stevenson, 1952 -- Ike: the opposing candidate -- Speaking for Stevenson -- Transition from Truman to Eisenhower -- Character and crises.
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Bibliography: p. [619]-633.

Includes index.

Preface -- Part I: From Lamar to the White House -- Early influences -- Origin of political interests, 1892-1922 -- The education of Harry Truman, 1892-1901 -- Learning farming, 1905-1917 -- Business and accounting skills, 1898-1935 -- Military experiences, 1905-1919 -- Bess Truman -- First candidacy, 1922 -- Political apprenticeship, 1923-1924 -- Chief county administrator, 1927-1934 -- Candidate for U.S. Senate, 1934 -- The "Senator from Pendergrast," 1935-1940 -- Legislative role -- Returned to the Senate in 1940 -- Treasury watchdog, 1941-1944 -- Politics as usual, 1941-1944 -- Compromise candidate for Vice-President -- The 1944 campaign -- Eighty-two days as Vice-President, 1945 -- Part II: Accidental President -- The Roosevelt-Truman transition, 1945 -- Learning diplomacy, 1945 -- Demobilization and reconversion, 1945-1946 -- Team changes, 1946-1948 -- Relations with Secretary of State Byrnes, 1945-1947 -- Changing popularity and the 1946 elections -- Battling Republican opposition, 1947-1948 -- The Truman doctrine, 1947 -- The Marshall plan, Germany, Israel, and NATO, 1947-1948 -- Nomination for a full term -- The opposition: Dewey, Thurmond, and Wallace -- Upset election of 1948 -- Part III: President in his own right -- The final team, 1949-1952 -- NATO, Germany, and China, 1949-1952 -- Liberal leanings thwarted, 1949-1950 -- The 1950 elections -- Korea and Japan, 1950-1952 -- Military, economic and social problems, 1951-1952 -- Investigations, scandals, security, and McCarthyism, 1947-1952 -- Candidate Adlai Stevenson, 1952 -- Ike: the opposing candidate -- Speaking for Stevenson -- Transition from Truman to Eisenhower -- Character and crises.

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