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Truman. by  David McCullough - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 57011)

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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, illustrated. 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).

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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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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
57011
Title
Truman.
Author
McCullough, David
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
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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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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jacket
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First Edition
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fine
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octavo
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