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Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 0671456547 9780671456542 9780671869205 0671869205
OCLC Number: 25411163
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1993.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1993.
Description: 1117 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Son of the middle border: Blue River country --
Model boy --
Way of the farmer --
Soldier --
Politician: Try, try again --
Senator from Pendergast --
Patriot --
Numbered days --
To the best of my ability: Moon, the stars, and all the planets --
Summer of decision --
Mr. President: Buck stops here --
Turning point --
Heat in the kitchen --
Fighting chance --
Weight of the world: Iron man --
Commander in chief --
Final days --
Back home: Citizen Truman.
Responsibility: David McCullough.
Local System Bib Number:
250352

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This biography of Harry Truman presents a picture of an extraordinary American President. Drawing archival material and interviews, McCullough chronicles Truman's boyhood, his entry into politics and  Read more...
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"McCullough is a master storyteller whose considerable narrative skills have been put to exquisite use in re-creating the life and times of America's 33rd president." -- Robert Dallek, Los Angeles Read more...

 
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