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Harry S. Truman: The American Presidents Series: The 33rd President, 1945-1953 kindle ´ eBook The 33rd President ç [EPUB] ✴ Harry S. Truman: The American Presidents Series: The 33rd President, 1945-1953 ✷ Robert Dallek – Goproled.co.uk The plainspoThe plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth centuryIn April 1945 after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence Missouri Many believed he would be overmatched by the job but Harry S Truman would surprise them allFew chief executives have had so lasting an impact Truman ushered America into the nuclear age established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state started the nation on the road to civil rights and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth centuryhis 1948 whistlestop campaign against Thomas E DeweyRobert Dallek the bestselling biographer of John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights with organized labor over the right to strike and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War He personified Thomas Jeffersons observation that the presidency is a splendid misery but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age Here is a man who stood up to the challenge come hell or high water I admired him for canning MacArthur who in my opinion was continually on an ego trip Truman's 'buck stops here tells other presidents what they should know but seldom shoe Although not an American I wouldn't have minded having Harry in charge if my country

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The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth centuryIn April 1945 after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence Missouri Many believed he would be overmatched by the job but Harry S Truman would surprise them allFew chief executives have had so lasting an impact Truman ushered America into the nuclear age established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state started the nation on the road to civil rights and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth centuryhis 1948 whistlestop campaign against Thomas E DeweyRobert Dallek the bestselling biographer of John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights with organized labor over the right to strike and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War He personified Thomas Jeffersons observation that the presidency is a splendid misery but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age Another great book to add to the collection

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Harry S Truman The American Presidents Series The 33rd President 1945 1953The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth centuryIn April 1945 after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence Missouri Many believed he would be overmatched by the job but Harry S Truman would surprise them allFew chief executives have had so lasting an impact Truman ushered America into the nuclear age established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state started the nation on the road to civil rights and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth centuryhis 1948 whistlestop campaign against Thomas E DeweyRobert Dallek the bestselling biographer of John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights with organized labor over the right to strike and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War He personified Thomas Jeffersons observation that the presidency is a splendid misery but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age This short book is a good summary of Harry Truman’s presidency Dallek is especially strong at showing the tensions and problems Truman faced as president as well as those he caused The book does not pull punches on Truman’s weaknesses But most of the problems Truman faced were not his fault – adjusting the US economy after the war the anti Communist furor at the time the situation in post war Europe how to deal with what was happening in China and Korea and many others For those who did not live through those times the book is an excellent record of just how incredibly dangerous the late 40’s and early 50’s were Paranoid Joseph Stalin the rise of Mao Tse tung in China how to deal with the atom and hydrogen bombs divided Berlin and the Berlin airlift spying McCarthy – it seems at times overwhelming But as Dallek shows though Truman was his own worst enemy at times and his lack of experience really showed he managed as president to keep the national and international chaos from turning into a nuclear war At a time when almost no one understood what such a war would be like its occurrence was a real possibility and one of the better things about Harry Truman was that he understood that possibility better than most It may have been because he had information about the results of his own decision to drop the bomb on Japan but whatever the reason he mostly kept his wits about him This is a readable and engaging book No matter how one feels about Harry Truman it chronicles a critical time in American history and is a strong addition to the American Presidents Series