Huge, ambitious, and perfectly realized, Truman is an American masterpiece about the most American of Americans, a man who confounded the nation and the world by achieving a greatness all his own after coming to the presidency in FDR's giant shadow. An extraordinary and deeply moving biography, at once spare in its style yet rich in emotion and in ...Read MoreHuge, ambitious, and perfectly realized, Truman is an American masterpiece about the most American of Americans, a man who confounded the nation and the world by achieving a greatness all his own after coming to the presidency in FDR's giant shadow. An extraordinary and deeply moving biography, at once spare in its style yet rich in emotion and in detail. 48 pages of photographs.Read Less
As New. 8vo A wonderful limited scarce book in As New condition, still in its original shrink-wrap; The biography of Harry S Truman (1884-1972), 33th President of the United States (1945-1953). From simple beginnings on the western Missouri frontier, Truman became president and eventually the driving figure for reconstructing America's foreign policy after World War II, establishing the Defense Department, and the CIA, even though some insisted on calling him an "ordinary man", Volume 2. Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather, silk moiré end leaves, distinctive cover design, raised bands, accented in real 22KT gold, satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper, sewn pages for strength and durability; Vol. 2.
HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO READ IT YET VERY THICK BOOK. HE MADE A VERY GOOD PRESIDENT.
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Mar 14, 2013
Very informative and well written. Ten years of research makes for very good reading as are most of David McCullough's efforts.
Mar 7, 2013
As always, McCullough serves up a richly detailed, historically scrupulous, and consistenty absorbing biography of a President who is often overlooked or relegated to the sidelines. Unreservedly recommended.
Jan 3, 2013
Well written, highly readable account of Harry S Truman's life and presidency. Highly recommended, eye opening account of recent American history. I suppose most American history is recent compared to Europe and Asia.
Apr 12, 2012
Character of an American
The next to last honest president we've had. How he got to be that way, and why we were so lucky. This was the man who refused to commercialize the post he had held so well, saying "The Presidency is not for sale."
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