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 ...
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 detail. 48 pages of photographs.
Very good, very good. 1117, illus., source notes, bibliography, index. A monumental biography of an extraordinary president, Harry Truman--the man who brought the country solidly into the 20th century. Drawing from archival materials and extensive interviews, McCullough chronicles Truman's life, but it is Truman's emergence as a decisive and confident president that forms the heart of this book.
Very Good+ in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Award winnigng McCullough turns his keen historical eye to Harry S. Truman in this 1, 117 pp. biography. Crisp, tight and bright book appears unread. Previous owner's name, address & phone # on front free end paper. Bottom page edge has two small very faint spots. Interior clean. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very light edgewear. Now in protective cover.
Very Good in Good + jacket. 9.5" 1117 pages. "Huge, ambitious, ten years in the writing, and perfectly realized, 'Truman' is an American masterpiece about the most American of presidents, 'the man from Missouri, ' the seemingly simple, ordinary man who in fact was always much more than met the eye and who would achieve a greatness of his own after coming to office in FDR's giant shadow." Text is clean and tight. Navy blue cloth with silver lettering over blue papered boards. Dust jacket is not price clipped but does have several creases on the top of its spine.
Very Good + in Fine jacket. Book A square solid tight un-read copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning book. This copy has just a hint of pagedge soil, slight curvature of the text block at the top of the spine, the name of a previous owner neatly written on the FFEP, a notary type blind stamp from a previous owner to the FFEP. This copy, huge at 1100+ pages has NONE of the wear and lean usually associated with a book this size. The jacket is PC else fine. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing, with complete number row 1-10. Pulitzer Prize winner. Near Fine, top corner small bump, in a Near Fine dust jacket, tiny tear top edge at spine.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book A square solid tight over-all clean un-read copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning book. This the text block is slightly concave at the top of the spine else fine. The 30.00 priced a short closed tear at the top of both folds else fine. This is a very nice copy, huge at 1100+ pages that has NONE of the wear and lean usually associated with a book this size. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY.
HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO READ IT YET VERY THICK BOOK. HE MADE A VERY GOOD PRESIDENT.
John T A
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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