- By David McCullough
- Paperback: 1,120 pages
This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman by master storyteller and acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man but also the turbulent times in which he rose to meet unprecedented challenges.
The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Harry S. Truman lived one of the greatest American stories, filled with vivid characters: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson. This extraordinary 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 Truman's 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 family members, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was one of the most courageous presidents in history.
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