Harry S. Truman, A Life

By: Ferrell, Robert H.

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No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Still factory Shrink-wrapped. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover. ---Ferrell, author or editor of eight previous books on Truman (Choosing Truman: The Democratic Convention of 1944) here presents a prodigiously researched and engrossing study of the 33rd president. Born and raised in Missouri, Truman (1884-1972) began his political career as a county judge backed by Kansas City's powerful Pendergast machine, which also supported his successful race for the U.S. Senate in 1934. A compromise candidate for vice president in November 1944, Truman became president five months later when Franklin Roosevelt died. Clearly an admirer, Ferrell presents his subject as an honest man of the people as well as a shrewd politician-not someone who just happened to be on the scene but a man who actively sought the presidency. He defends Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the quickest way to end WWII and details Truman's upset election victory of 1948 and his subsequent presidency, when the U.S. became involved in the Korean War. His description of Truman as a devoted husband and father agrees with earlier accounts.

Title: Harry S. Truman, A Life

Author Name: Ferrell, Robert H.


Publisher: Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.A., Amer Political Biography Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0945707401

ISBN Number 13: 9780945707400

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

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