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The Autobiography Of Harry S Truman

Author : Harry S. Truman
ISBN : UOM:39015002639089
Genre : Presidents
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The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman is a compilation of autobiographical writings composed by Truman between 1934 and 1972. Taken directly from his own manuscript material, the volume presents the thoughts and feelings of the man himself. The book touches on details in Truman's life from his days as a boy until graduation from Independence High School in 1901 to the vice presidency of the United States and beyond. There is also a memorandum written by Truman about the Pendergast machine in Kansas City telling how it was possible to work with the machine and not be soiled by it. The Autobiography concludes with some of the retired president's thoughts about politics and the purposes of public life. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Truman Macarthur

Author : Michael David Pearlman
ISBN : UOM:39015073952247
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Truman and MacArthur offers an objective and comprehensive account of the very public confrontation between a sitting president and a well-known general over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy. In November 1950, with the army of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea mostly destroyed, Chinese military forces crossed the Yalu River. They routed the combined United Nations forces and pushed them on a long retreat down the Korean peninsula. Hoping to strike a decisive blow that would collapse the Chinese communist regime in Beijing, General Douglas MacArthur, the commander of the Far East Theater, pressed the administration of President Harry S. Truman for authorization to launch an invasion of China across the Taiwan straits. Truman refused; MacArthur began to argue his case in the press, a challenge to the tradition of civilian control of the military. He moved his protest into the partisan political arena by supporting the Republican opposition to Truman in Congress. This violated the President's fundamental tenet that war and warriors should be kept separate from politicians and electioneering. On April 11, 1951 he finally removed MacArthur from command. Viewing these events through the eyes of the participants, this book explores partisan politics in Washington and addresses the issues of the political power of military officers in an administration too weak to carry national policy on its own accord. It also discusses America's relations with European allies and its position toward Formosa (Taiwan), the long-standing root of the dispute between Truman and MacArthur.

Defending The West

Author : Harry S. Truman
ISBN : 0313283303
Genre : History
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Covers the wartime correspondence between President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill and includes more than a decade of subsequent personal and official correspondence between the two.

President Truman And The Challenge Of The Potsdam Conference 1945

Author : Col. Uwe F. Jansohn
ISBN : 9781786254108
Genre : History
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This monograph examines how U.S. President Harry S. Truman was prepared for the Potsdam Conference from 17 July to 2 August 1945 which is seen as a crucial turning point in modern history. Reviewing his preparations and assessing his actions during the actual conference allows one to examine whether Truman had a strategy for the Potsdam Conference in 1945 with achievable objectives. This monograph argues that Truman did have a strategy for the Potsdam Conference, which was coordinated with Roosevelt’s former advisors, the Department of State, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Nevertheless, this strategy diverged from Roosevelt’s original intent. Truman’s goals were not achieved in their entirety as the new President found himself confronted by the challenges of international policy and had to adapt his strategy during the conference for various reasons. The method used in this monograph to analyze the U.S. strategy towards the Potsdam Conference is drawn from the contemporary U.S. design methodology outlined in Joint Publication 5-0, Joint Operation Planning. There does not exist one comprehensive document which provided Truman a strategic approach for the conference in understanding the ends, ways, and means that was clearly defined. The monograph shows, that the preparing papers were more a conglomeration of documents containing a mix of background information, objectives, and ideas. Using the design methodology, the monograph will emulate a strategy, as it could have been formulated by Truman advisors in 1945. Having this strategy the monograph evaluates the events of the Potsdam conference day by day and assesses the reasons why there was a requirement for an adjustment in Truman’s strategy during the conference and why he changed his course of action. The monograph also provides an assessment of whether Truman had an opportunity to avoid the start of the Cold War in Potsdam.

A Companion To Harry S Truman

Author : Daniel S. Margolies
ISBN : 9781118300756
Genre : History
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With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in thefield, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotalpresidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure,politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assesscritical aspects of the Truman presidency Provides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and hispolicies Features a variety of historiographic methodologies

Raid On Truman

Author : John T. Campbell
ISBN : 0380718162
Genre : Korean War, 1950-1953
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As the battle carrier U.S.S. Truman patrols in the waters off the coast of Korea, watching over the nation, a crazed Asian dictator orders the release of nerve gas and renders the six-thousand-man crew virtually helpless. Reprint. LJ. K. PW.

The Truman Show

Author : Andrew Niccol
ISBN : 3125774608
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The Persuasive Speaking Of Truman And Dewey In The 1948 Presidential Campaign

Author : Cole Speicher Brembeck
ISBN : WISC:89100401025
Genre : Presidents
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The First Cold Warrior

Author : Elizabeth Spalding
ISBN : 9780813171289
Genre : History
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From the first days of his unexpected presidency in April 1945 through the landmark NSC 68 of 1950, Harry Truman was central to the formation of America’s grand strategy during the Cold War and the subsequent remaking of U.S. foreign policy. Others are frequently associated with the terminology of and responses to the perceived global Communist threat after the Second World War: Walter Lippmann popularized the term “cold war,” and George F. Kennan first used the word “containment” in a strategic sense. Although Kennan, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall have been seen as the most influential architects of American Cold War foreign policy, The First Cold Warrior draws on archives and other primary sources to demonstrate that Harry Truman was the key decision maker in the critical period between 1945 and 1950. In a significant reassessment of the thirty-third president and his political beliefs, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding contends that it was Truman himself who defined and articulated the theoretical underpinnings of containment. His practical leadership style was characterized by policies and institutions such as the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, the Berlin airlift, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council. Part of Truman’s unique approach—shaped by his religious faith and dedication to anti-communism—was to emphasize the importance of free peoples, democratic institutions, and sovereign nations. With these values, he fashioned a new liberal internationalism, distinct from both Woodrow Wilson’s progressive internationalism and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s liberal pragmatism, which still shapes our politics. Truman deserves greater credit for understanding the challenges of his time and for being America’s first cold warrior. This reconsideration of Truman’s overlooked statesmanship provides a model for interpreting the international crises facing the United States in this new era of ideological conflict.

The Critical Response To Truman Capote

Author : Joseph J. Waldmeir
ISBN : UOM:39015047478055
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the most controversial American authors of the twentieth century, Truman Capote is best known as the author of In Cold Blood (1966), a work of literary journalism that recounts the slaughter of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1959. But he also wrote numerous short stories, dozens of nonfiction pieces for popular magazines, several other novels, and some works for Hollywood and Broadway. Since his death in 1984, scholarly interest in his writings has grown considerably. This volume traces the critical reception of his works. Included are previously published reviews and essays, along with some pieces written specifically for this book. The volume is divided into several sections on broad topics. Each section is organized chronologically and traces both the development of Capote's talents and the evolution of critical attitudes toward his work. A comprehensive introduction charts the history of Capote's critical reception, and extensive bibliographic material records the present state of scholarship.

Harry S Truman

Author : William E. Pemberton
ISBN : UOM:39015015133690
Genre : History
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Traces the life and political career of the statesman from Missouri who became president of the United States following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945

Harry S Truman

Author : Nicole L. Anslover
ISBN : 9781136175091
Genre : History
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Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history—the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Truman oversaw the transition to a new, post-war world in which the United States wielded the influence of a superpower. With his humble beginnings and straightforward manner, Truman was the personification of a typical American. As president, however, he dealt with decisions that were anything but typical. His presidency saw the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the integration of the military, and the development of an interventionist foreign policy aimed at ‘containing’ Communism, from providing aid in the Marshall Plan to entering the Korean War. In the post-Cold War era, Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War provides insight into a pivotal moment in history that laid the foundations of today’s politics and international relations. In this concise and accessible biography, Nicole L. Anslover addresses the president’s political and personal life to explore the lasting impact that Truman had on American society and America’s role in the world. Supplemented by a diverse array of primary documents, including presidential addresses, private letters, and political cartoons, this narrative presents a key American figure to students of history and politics.

Documentary History Of The Truman Presidency

Author : Dennis Merrill
ISBN : IND:39000004101965
Genre : History
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The Quotable Harry S Truman

Author : Harry S. Truman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118456719
Genre : Quotations, American
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Truman S Scientific Guide To Pest Control Operations

Author : Gary W. Bennett
ISBN : 092987000X
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Harry Truman S China Policy

Author : Lewis McCarroll Purifoy
ISBN : IND:39000003175424
Genre : China
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Asserts that the anti-Communist hysteria known as McCarthyism led President Truman to wage an aggressive military-ideological crusade against Communist China.

Harry Truman S Excellent Adventure

Author : Matthew Algeo
ISBN : 9781569767078
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From Missouri to New York and back again, this work chronicles the amazing road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile.

Politics And Policies Of The Truman Administration

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Author : Jean Reidy
ISBN : 9781534416642
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 "An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —The New York Times Book Review After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus! Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!

The Complete Stories Of Truman Capote

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9780345803061
Genre : Fiction
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A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story. Ranging from the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre are here, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.

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