The Resource Truman, David McCullough

Truman, David McCullough

Label
Truman
Title
Truman
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 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 more 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 1948, 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
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Title
Truman
Creator
Summary
A biography of the thirty-third U.S. president explores Truman's brutal frontier childhood, his education, his dogged optimism, and his rise through the ranks of the Pendergast machine that controlled Missouri politics
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Genre
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 1992.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 1993.
Biography type
individual biography
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154699
Cataloging source
SVP
Dewey number
  • 973.918092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E814
LC item number
.M26 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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David McCullough
Truman, David McCullough
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Truman, David McCullough
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1058-1082) and index
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
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
1117 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780671869205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
cat55,cat65rev
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm28218831
  • (OCoLC)28218831

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
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