Truman PDF/EPUB í Paperback

Truman PDF/EPUB í Paperback The Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Harry S Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America s beloved and distinguished historianThe life of Harry S Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson and dramatic events In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man a complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle Stop Campaign of , and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary man from Missouri who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history


10 thoughts on “Truman

  1. AJ Griffin AJ Griffin says:

    For some reason or another, I had to read this book in 3 days It was like a full time job, considering it s about 3284293842034820384238 pages long I did it though, and for about two months or so I was a motherfucking Harry Truman expert Then I forgot almost everything.Anyway, if you w


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Sometimes I even laughed Cheers for the late bloomers in life A man after my own heart Harry s cousin said Harry was always a late bloomer He did everything a little later than his contemporaries He didn t marry until he was 35so, why would it be crazy to him to first arrive in Washington in h


  3. Diane Diane says:

    I was shocked that a presidential biography could be so good Many readers had praised the Truman book, but I thought they were exaggerating I was happy to be proven wrong.I think there are several reasons why Truman was so compelling First and most importantly was the man himself So epic was his odyss


  4. Michael Michael says:

    Excellent read for lining up all the threads of a great leader s life in a narrative that flows like the story from a novel Even at 1,000 pages, so much history passed through Truman s hands that major events such as the decision to bomb Hiroshima and the Korean War have to slip by with only a few pages What


  5. Max Max says:

    McCullough s engaging portrayal of Harry Truman depicts a man of integrity, a trait rare in politicians As president, his simple straightforward approach often led to extreme unpopularity His inexperience and initial indecisiveness took its toll But Harry Truman s best quality as Clark Clifford noted, was Harry Truma


  6. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    ETA I adored this book when I read it, but now my perspectives are a bit changed I am currently reading American Prometheus by Kai Bird It is essential to get another view on Truman s actions and choices concerning atomic weapons, the arms race and the Cold War To get a fuller understanding of the time and era I strongly rec


  7. Manray9 Manray9 says:

    Few presidents have made as many pivotal decisions or faced the number of history changing events as Harry Truman the final five months of World War II, the Potsdam conference, the birth of atomic warfare, the post war nationwide rail strike, the Marshall Plan, the partition of Palestine and the creation of Israel, the Czechoslovak


  8. Christine Christine says:

    David McCullough is a master, plain and simple Who else could make a 992 page paperback biography compulsively readable I knew essentially nothing about Harry Truman before reading this biography, and now I think he might be my favorite president Truly a man of the people, who never let the highest office in the country go to his head, Trum


  9. Lynne King Lynne King says:

    I see that Steve has recently given a marvellous, in depth review of this splendid biography on Harry S Truman s life that I purchased way back on 30 October 1992 I always date my books for reference and so I won t even attempt to write a review such as his but then I probably wouldn t have been capable of doing that anyway This after all is Americ


  10. Lisa Greer Lisa Greer says:

    Oh, yes, I am ambitious This book must be 1000 pages It s huge and interesting so far And it won a Pulitzer I m reading it because McCullough s bio of John Adams made me bawl like a baby when I got near the end I mean how can one not cry upon reading about Adams and Jefferson BOTH living until and dying on July 4th, the same July 4th, out of sheer will I w


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