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Truman.

by McCullough, David

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First edition of the historian's first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor. Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of the thirty-third President of the United States. Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American. "A warm, affectionate and thoroughly captivating biography....the most thorough account of Truman's life yet to appear" (Alan Brinkley, The New York Times Book Review).

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.


  • Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 57011
  • Title: Truman.
  • Author: McCullough, David
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1992
  • Keywords: David McCullough Autograph, David McCullough Signed First Edition, David McCullough Truman Signed First Edition
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography and Autobiography;


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