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The Resource The trials of Harry S. Truman : the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953, Jeffrey Frank

The trials of Harry S. Truman : the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953, Jeffrey Frank

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The trials of Harry S. Truman : the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953
Title
The trials of Harry S. Truman
Title remainder
the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Frank
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The nearly eight years of Harry Truman's presidency--among the most turbulent in American history--were marked by victory in the wars against Germany and Japan; the first use of an atomic weapon; the beginning of the Cold War; creation of the NATO alliance; the founding of the United Nations; the Marshall Plan to rebuild the wreckage of postwar Europe; the Red Scare; and the fateful decision to commit troops to fight in Korea. Historians have tended to portray Truman as stolid and decisive, with a homespun manner, but the man who emerges in "The Trials of Harry S. Truman" is complex and surprising. He believed that the point of public service was to improve the lives of one's fellow citizens, and was disturbed by the brutal treatment of African Americans. Yet while he supported stronger civil rights laws, he never quite relinquished the deep-rooted outlook of someone with Confederate ancestry reared in rural Missouri. He was often carried along by the rush of events and guided by men who succeeded in refining his fixed and facile view of the postwar world. And while he prided himself on his Midwestern rationality, he could act out of emotion, as when, in the aftermath of World War II, moved by the plight of refugees, he pushed to recognize the new state of Israel. The Truman who emerges in these pages is a man with generous impulses, loyal to friends and family, and blessed with keen political instincts, but insecure, quick to anger, and prone to hasty decisions. Archival discoveries, and research that led from Missouri to Washington, Berlin and Korea, have contributed to an indelible, and deeply human, portrait of an ordinary man suddenly forced to shoulder extraordinary responsibilities, who never lost a schoolboy's romantic love for his country, and its Constitution." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Jeffrey
Dewey number
973.918092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E813
LC item number
.F695 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The trials of Harry S. Truman : the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953, Jeffrey Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Missourian -- President Truman -- Terminal -- An unsteady alliance -- "The basic power of the universe" -- Truman's "conniver" -- Churchill makes mischief -- The quick and the dead -- A season of disharmony -- The doctrine's dilemma -- Wealth of a nation -- Strange interludes -- A cemetery for dead cats -- Minority reports -- The frontiers of hazard -- The scrapper -- Office politics -- "First lightning" -- "A new fanatic faith" -- A "border incident" -- "The second hand of destiny" -- A meeting on a small island -- Mense horribilis -- "Voice of God" -- "The mess in Washington" -- Dubious battles -- Bad chemistry -- The bitter end -- Epilogue: Citizen Truman
Control code
on1259046561
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xliv, 528 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259046561
Label
The trials of Harry S. Truman : the extraordinary presidency of an ordinary man, 1945-1953, Jeffrey Frank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Missourian -- President Truman -- Terminal -- An unsteady alliance -- "The basic power of the universe" -- Truman's "conniver" -- Churchill makes mischief -- The quick and the dead -- A season of disharmony -- The doctrine's dilemma -- Wealth of a nation -- Strange interludes -- A cemetery for dead cats -- Minority reports -- The frontiers of hazard -- The scrapper -- Office politics -- "First lightning" -- "A new fanatic faith" -- A "border incident" -- "The second hand of destiny" -- A meeting on a small island -- Mense horribilis -- "Voice of God" -- "The mess in Washington" -- Dubious battles -- Bad chemistry -- The bitter end -- Epilogue: Citizen Truman
Control code
on1259046561
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xliv, 528 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501102899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259046561

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