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Truman, David McCullough, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Truman
Title
Truman
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A biography of the thirty-third U.S. president explores Truman's brutal frontier childhood, his education, his dogged optimism, and his rise through the ranks of the Pendergast machine that controlled Missouri politics
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 1992.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 1993.
Biography type
individual biography
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154699
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
  • 973.918/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Truman, David McCullough, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=620C5001-4866-46AC-9C4C-EF39812BEA72
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm869432463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743260299
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
620c5001-4866-46ac-9c4c-ef39812bea72
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869432463
Label
Truman, David McCullough, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=620C5001-4866-46AC-9C4C-EF39812BEA72
Publication
Control code
ocm869432463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743260299
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
620c5001-4866-46ac-9c4c-ef39812bea72
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869432463

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