Where the Buck Stops The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S Truman

Author: Harry S. Truman
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612308392
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Harry Truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights. In this frank book, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, about the best and worst presidents, and his own experience holding office. Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom. His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life. Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.

Where the Buck Stops

Author: Margaret Truman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446391757
Format: PDF
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In the bestselling tradition of Margaret Truman's biography Harry S. Truman, here are the 33rd U.S. President's fascinating theories and opinions on leadership and leaders, plus his picks for the best and worst presidents--all in his bluntly honest "give-em-hell" style.

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

Author: Gar Alperovitz
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773124
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Controversial in nature, this book demonstrates that the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Alperovitz criticizes one of the most hotly debated precursory events to the Cold War, an event that was largely responsible for the evolution of post-World War II American politics and culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harry S Truman and the Founding of Israel

Author: Michael T. Benson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958077
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Harry S. Truman sensed something profound and meaningful in the Jewish restoration to Palestine, something which transcended other considerations. As the president recorded in his Memoirs, the Palestine question was "a basic human problem." In the end, Truman was willing to go against the current of his most trusted foreign policy advisers, who were absolutely opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East. These advisers argued that however humanitarian a Jewish homeland might seem, such a proposition posed a real risk to American interests in the Near East and to United States national security in the late 1940s. Despite their continued opposition, Truman stood his ground and maintained that he would decide the entire issue based on what he thought was right. Of interest to historians, and students of Israel and of the U.S. presidency.

Harry S Truman

Author: Robert H. Ferrell
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826260454
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Few U.S. presidents have captured the imagination of the American people as has Harry S. Truman, “the man from Missouri.” In this major new biography, Robert H. Ferrell, widely regarded as an authority on the thirty-third president, challenges the popular characterization of Truman as a man who rarely sought the offices he received, revealing instead a man who—with modesty, commitment to service, and basic honesty—moved with method and system toward the presidency. Truman was ambitious in the best sense of the word. His powerful commitment to service was accompanied by a remarkable shrewdness and an exceptional ability to judge people. He regarded himself as a consummate politician, a designation of which he was proud. While in Washington, he never succumbed to the “Potomac fever” that swelled the heads of so many officials in that city. A scrupulously honest man, Truman exhibited only one lapse when, at the beginning of 1941, he padded his Senate payroll by adding his wife and later his sister. From his early years on the family farm through his pivotal decision to use the atomic bomb in World War II, Truman’s life was filled with fascinating events. Ferrell’s exhaustive research offers new perspectives on many key episodes in Truman’s career, including his first Senate term and the circumstances surrounding the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. In addition, Ferrell taps many little-known sources to relate the intriguing story of the machinations by which Truman gained the vice presidential nomination in 1944, a position which put him a heartbeat away from the presidency. No other historian has ever demonstrated such command over the vast amounts of material that Robert Ferrell brings to bear on the unforgettable story of Truman’s life. Based upon years of research in the Truman Library and the study of many never-before-used primary sources, Harry S. Truman is destined to become the authoritative account of the nation’s favorite president.

Gl ck unter dem Regenbogen

Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404151233
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Elmwood Springs, Missouri, 1945-2000: In der idyllischen kleinen Stadt ist die Welt noch in Ordnung. Fannie Flagg ist es wieder gelungen, Figuren zu erschaffen, die dem Leser ans Herz wachsen. Sie macht den Leser neugierig auf das bunte Kaleidoskop der Sorgen und Freuden, das diese durchleben. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Familie Smith: Mutter Dorothy versorgt die Bewohner der näheren Umgebung mittels ihrer Radioshow mit dem neuesten Klatsch und leckeren Rezepten. Doc Smith gehört der einzige Drugstore am Ort, und er erfährt in seiner Funktion als Apotheker mehr über die Geheimnisse der Nachbarn, als ihm lieb ist. Teenagertochter Anna Lee wird langsam erwachsen - was natürlich einige Probleme mit sich bringt - und der 10-jährige Bobby hält alle mit seinen Streichen in Atem.

Harry S Truman

Author: R. Alton Lee
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) succeeded to the presidency at a crucial time in American history. His administration developed the foreign policy the United States is still pursuing and his Fair Deal sought to preserve the New Deal reforms. Lee traces Truman's life from his rural Missouri background, through his connections with the Pendergast machine in Kansas City, to his occupation of the most powerful office in the world. Drawing upon new materials and the most recent interpretations, this revisionist biography presents a well-balanced interpretation of the postwar period and a presidency that many Americans remember with nostalgia.

Der Tod ist mein

Author: J.D. Robb
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641040434
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Er durchstreift die Straßen von New York auf der Suche nach den Ärmsten der Armen und tötet sie mit der Präzision eines Chirurgen. Seine Opfer: die Obdachlosen am Straßenrand. Und immer fehlt den Opfern ein Organ. Selbst eine abgebrühte Polizistin wie Lieutenant Eve Dallas ist über diesen Fall entsetzt. Doch sie ermittelt nach allen Regeln der Kunst, bis mitten in dem hochgefährlichen Katz-und-Maus-Spiel mit dem Killer plötzlich Dallas’ Karriere – und ihr Leben - in Gefahr ist...

Harry S Truman

Author: Nancy J. Skarmeas
Publisher: Ideals Publications
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a pictorial view of the personal and political life of one of our greatest Presidents. The book includes photos, along with excerpts from his letters and speeches. The text is not only an in-depth look at the man, but also a view of America from the turn of the century to the nuclear age, which Truman ushered in with the atomic bomb.