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Harry S. Truman (American presidents series 33.)

by Dallek, Robert.

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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... Full description

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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.
Physical Description: xviii, 183 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-173) and index.
ISBN: 9780805069389
0805069380
Author Notes:

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.


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