Truman

Truman
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 1120
ISBN: 9780743260299
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Release: 2003-08-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. 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.

Too Brief A Treat

Too Brief A Treat
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 487
ISBN: 9780375702419
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Release: 2005-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spanning his entire life, this collection of private letters by the acclaimed author of In Cold Blood and other masterworks includes Capote's correspondence with David O. Selznick, Edith Sitwell, Cecil Beaton, Christopher Isherwood, Bennett Cerf, and Random House editor Robert Linscott, among many others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Truman

Truman
Author: Jean Reidy
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534416642
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Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

Margaret Truman s Murder on the Metro

Margaret Truman s Murder on the Metro
Author: Margaret Truman,Jon Land
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250238863
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Forge Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Margaret Truman's Murder on the Metro, Jon Land's first thrilling addition to the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes series, Robert Brixton uncovers a sinister plot threatening millions of American lives! "A roller coaster of a novel." —David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author Israel: A drone-based terrorist attack kills dozens on a sun-splashed beach in Caesarea. Washington: America awakens to the shattering news that Vice President Stephanie Davenport has died of an apparent heart attack. That same morning, a chance encounter on the Washington Metro results in international private investigator Robert Brixton thwarting an attempted terrorist bombing. Brixton has no reason to suspect that the three incidents have anything in common, until he’s contacted by Kendra Rendine, the Secret Service agent who headed up the vice president’s security detail. Rendine is convinced the vice president was murdered and needs Brixton’s investigative expertise to find out why. In Israel, meanwhile, legendary anti-terrorist fighter Lia Ganz launches her own crusade against the perpetrators of that attack which nearly claimed the lives of her and granddaughter. Ganz’s trail will ultimately take her to Washington where she joins forces with Brixton to uncover an impossible link between the deadly attack on Caesarea and the attempted Metro bombing, as well as the death of the vice president. The connection lies in the highest corridors of power in Washington where a deadly plot with unimaginable consequences has been hatched. With the clock ticking toward doomsday, Brixton and Ganz race against time to save millions of American lives who will otherwise become collateral damage to a conspiracy destined to change the United States forever. "Margaret Truman’s Murder in the Metro is a spectacular international thriller of intrigue and conspiracy that I could . . . not . . . put . . . down." —Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Most Controversial Decision

The Most Controversial Decision
Author: Wilson D. Miscamble
Pages: 192
ISBN: 052173536X
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Release: 2011-04-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores the American use of atomic bombs, and the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II. It focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decision making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions. The book relies on notable archival research, and the best and most recent scholarship on the subject to fashion an incisive overview that is fair and forceful in its judgments. This study addresses a subject that has been much debated among historians, and it confronts head-on the highly disputed claim that the Truman administration practiced "atomic diplomacy." The book goes beyond its central historical analysis to ask whether it was morally right for the United States to use these terrible weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also provides a balanced evaluation of the relationship between atomic weapons and the origins of the Cold War.

Fight House

Fight House
Author: Tevi Troy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781621578369
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Regnery History
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Fight House looks juicy as all hell" - National Review "Troy seamlessly weaves West Wing gossip with significant moments in modern history." - Jewish Insider THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHT HOUSE President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous. But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern White House staff took shape, to Donald Trump, the White House has been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges. In Fight House, you’ll discover: -The advisor to President Harry Truman that General George Marshall refused to acknowledge -How the supposed “Camelot” Kennedy White House was rife with conflict -How Dr. Henry Kissinger displaced other national security advisors to gain President Richard Nixon’s ear -Why President Jimmy Carter’s personal pettiness and obsession with detail led to a dysfunctional White House—and played a role in his losing the 1980 election -How the contrasting management styles of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan led to some epic White House staff clashes -Why the “No Drama Obama” White House was anything but no drama Insightful, entertaining, and important, Tevi Troy’s Fight House will delight and instruct anyone interested in American politics and presidential history.

The First Cold Warrior

The First Cold Warrior
Author: Elizabeth Spalding
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813171289
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Release: 2006-05-26
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Truman

Truman
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 1117
ISBN: 9780671456542
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Release: 1992-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this riveting biography, David McCullough captures Harry S. Truman and the turbulent, historically significant times during which he served.

Sit Truman

Sit  Truman
Author: Dan Harper
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780547564159
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Release: 2004-09-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No day is dull with Truman around, and he has his own ideas about what he wants to do. Too bad there are so many interruptions: Heel! Sit! Fetch! STOP! Big, slobbery, and endearing, Truman will make dog lovers everywhere sit up and beg for more.

Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood

Truman Capote and the Legacy of  In Cold Blood
Author: Ralph F. Voss
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780817358310
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Release: 2015-03-15
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Truman Capote and the Legacy of 'In Cold Blood' is the anatomy of the origins of an American literary landmark and its legacy.

Defending the West

Defending the West
Author: Harry S. Truman,Winston Churchill
Pages: 246
ISBN: 0313283303
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Release: 2004
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Truman Capote Encyclopedia

Truman Capote Encyclopedia
Author: Robert L. Gale
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0786442964
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Release: 2010
Editor: McFarland Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This much-needed encyclopedia summarizes every item in Capote's oeuvre. All of his fictional characters are identified, as well as family members and acquaintances, particularly those who were most relevant to his literary output. Film and television adaptations of his work are briefly addressed. Many entries include bibliographical citations to facilitate further reading of Capote scholarship"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Harry S Truman

A Companion to Harry S  Truman
Author: Daniel S. Margolies
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781118300756
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Release: 2012-07-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Force So Swift

A Force So Swift
Author: Kevin Peraino
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9780307887238
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Release: 2017
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map"--Provided by publisher.

The General Vs the President

The General Vs  the President
Author: H. W. Brands
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781101912171
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Release: 2016
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, 'The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has.' This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute: appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era"--

Saving Freedom

Saving Freedom
Author: Joe Scarborough
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062950512
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller! History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America’s most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful? The year was 1947. The Soviet Union had moved from being America’s uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. With Joseph Stalin’s ambitions pushing westward, Turkey was pressured from the east while communist revolutionaries overran Greece. The British Empire was battered from its war with Hitler and suddenly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Only America could afford to defend freedom in the West, and the effort was spearheaded by a president who hadn’t even been elected to that office. But Truman would wage a domestic political battle that carried with it the highest of stakes, inspiring friends and foes alike to join in his crusade to defend democracy across the globe. In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country’s long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America’s foreign policy for generations to come. On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would “support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” The untested president’s policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe’s freedom, the American Century’s rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Truman’s triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat. Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century, a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote
Author: Liliane Kerjan
Pages: 296
ISBN: 2070461475
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Release: 2015-02-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

«Le cerveau peut recevoir des conseils, mais pas le cour, et l'amour, n'ayant pas de géographie, ne connaît pas de frontières.» Truman Garcia Capote, de son vrai nom Truman Streckfus Persons (1924-1984), voulait être danseur de claquettes ou chanteur de night-club. Il devint écrivain, prolixe et déconcertant. Affirmant «je suis un anormal, les gens ne m'aiment pas», il adorait les cocktails et les feux d'artifice sur le Grand Canal à Venise et possédait une garde-robe des plus extravagantes. Il ne cessa d'éblouir, d'intriguer, de surprendre ; certains le comparèrent à Jean Cocteau, d'autres prétendirent qu'il était l'Elvis Presley des lettres américaines. Son ouvre capte l'air du temps, oblige la société contemporaine à se poser des questions. Petit déjeuner chez Tiffany et De sang-froid en sont les deux titres phares. De ce dernier, il écrit : «C'est une réussite parfaite parce qu'il est sans style. C'est comme un verre d'eau. Mon rêve. Rien entre l'écriture et le lecteur.»

Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780679745648
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Release: 1994
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy matures amidst the odd characters who live in Skully's Landing

Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman
Author: Kevin Geller
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781680486346
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Release: 2017-07-15
Editor: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"After Franklin D. Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945, Harry S. Truman took the oath of office as the thirty-third U.S. president. While perhaps best known for his controversial decision to drop atomic bombs to end combat with Japan in World War II, Truman was instrumental in postwar recovery and international relations. As readers will discover, he instituted the Truman Doctrine to fight the spread of Communism, approved the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Europe, and ordered armed forces in 1950 to assist South Korea in the Korean War. He also ended racial segregation in the U.S. military and removed discriminatory practices in federal employment."

Truman Capote

Truman Capote
Author: Tison Pugh
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780820347097
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Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Queer Chivalry presents a biographical study of the celebrity writer “rich with insight into [his] literary and cinematic achievements” (Publishers Weekly). Truman Capote’s legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with Hollywood. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, weaving elements of Capote’s biography—including his flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars—with critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works. Capote’s masterful prose made him an iconic twentieth century author, and his screenplays, including Beat the Devil, Indiscretion of an American Wife, and The Innocents, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. But the beloved and acclaimed adaptations of his literature, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, undercut his daring treatment of homosexuality in favor of heterosexual romance. Pugh demonstrates how Capote’s gay southern identity influenced perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Illuminating Capote’s successes and disappointments in the film industry, Pugh delivers a revealing and nuanced portrait of the author’s literary life.