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Harry S. Truman / Robert Dallek.

By: Dallek, Robert.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)): 33.Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xviii, 183 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780805069389; 0805069380.Subject(s): Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953DDC classification: 973.918092 | B Other classification: NQ 8547
Contents:
Preludes -- Ending the war and planning peace -- The worst of times -- Politician and statesman -- Against all odds -- Cold War president -- Miseries at home and abroad -- Lost credibility -- Last hurrahs -- Milestones.
Summary: The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Harry S. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-173) and index.

The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Harry S. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.

Preludes -- Ending the war and planning peace -- The worst of times -- Politician and statesman -- Against all odds -- Cold War president -- Miseries at home and abroad -- Lost credibility -- Last hurrahs -- Milestones.

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<p> Robert Dallek is the author of several bestselling presidential histories, including Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power ; An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 ; and the classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant . He has taught at Columbia, Oxford, UCLA, Boston University, and Dartmouth, and has won the Bancroft Prize, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Washington, D.C.</p>

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