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Author McCullough, David G.

Title Truman / David McCullough.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.918092 TRUM/MCCU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1117 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1058-1082) and index.
Contents Part 1 Son of the Middle Border -- 1. Blue River Country 15 -- 2. Model Boy 39 -- 3. Way of the Farmer 66 -- 4. Soldier 102 -- Part 2 Politician -- 5. Try, Try Again 141 -- 6. Senator from Pendergast 193 -- 7. Patriot 253 -- 8. Numbered Days 292 -- Part 3 To the Best of My Ability -- 9. Moon, the Stars, and All the Planets 345 -- 10. Summer of Decision 405 -- Part 4 Mr. President -- 11. Buck Stops Here 467 -- 12. Turning Point 525 -- 13. Heat in the Kitchen 584 -- 14. Fighting Chance 653 -- Part 5 Weight of the World -- 15. Iron Man 723 -- 16. Commander in Chief 784 -- 17. Final Days 857 -- Part 6 Back Home -- 18. Citizen Truman 927.
Summary The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters--Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson--and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man--a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined--but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman's story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman's own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary "man from Missouri" who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.
Subject Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0671456547
0671869205 (paperback)