A Companion to Harry S Truman

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ISBN: 9781118300756
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Number of pages: 632
Author: Daniel S. Margolies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Companion to Harry S Truman in PDF and EPUB With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidency Provides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and his policies Features a variety of historiographic methodologies


A Companion to Harry S Truman

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ISBN: 1444331418
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Number of pages: 632
Author: Daniel S. Margolies
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Download and read online A Companion to Harry S Truman in PDF and EPUB With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidency Provides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and his policies Features a variety of historiographic methodologies


A Companion to Harry S Truman

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Release Date: 2012
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Author: Daniel S. Margolies
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Download and read online A Companion to Harry S Truman in PDF and EPUB With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidency. Provides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and his policies. Features a variety of historiographic methodologies.


Talking with Harry

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ISBN: 0842029214
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 388
Author: Harry S. Truman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Talking with Harry in PDF and EPUB In his years as President from 1945 to 1953, Harry S. Truman made some important decisions in US history. This volume contains transcripts of conversations with Truman from taped interviews in 1959. The conversations cover a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues.


Harry S Truman

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ISBN: 9781136175091
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Number of pages: 240
Author: Nicole L. Anslover
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Harry S Truman in PDF and EPUB Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history—the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Truman oversaw the transition to a new, post-war world in which the United States wielded the influence of a superpower. With his humble beginnings and straightforward manner, Truman was the personification of a typical American. As president, however, he dealt with decisions that were anything but typical. His presidency saw the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the integration of the military, and the development of an interventionist foreign policy aimed at ‘containing’ Communism, from providing aid in the Marshall Plan to entering the Korean War. In the post-Cold War era, Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War provides insight into a pivotal moment in history that laid the foundations of today’s politics and international relations. In this concise and accessible biography, Nicole L. Anslover addresses the president’s political and personal life to explore the lasting impact that Truman had on American society and America’s role in the world. Supplemented by a diverse array of primary documents, including presidential addresses, private letters, and political cartoons, this narrative presents a key American figure to students of history and politics.


Harry Truman s Excellent Adventure

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ISBN: 9781569767078
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 268
Author: Matthew Algeo
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Harry Truman s Excellent Adventure in PDF and EPUB From Missouri to New York and back again, this work chronicles the amazing road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile.


Truman

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ISBN: 9780743260299
Release Date: 2003-08-20
Number of pages: 1120
Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Truman in PDF and EPUB 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.


Immigration and the Legacy of Harry S Truman

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ISBN: 9781931112994
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Roger Daniels
Publisher: Truman State University Press

Download and read online Immigration and the Legacy of Harry S Truman in PDF and EPUB These essays show President Harry S. Truman made considerable contributions as an "immigration president," though he generally has not been given credit for immigration policy. Truman pioneered refugee admissions, was the first president to propose eliminating all racial/ethnic bars in immigration, and his commission on immigration set out reforms which became central to the epochal Immigration Act of 1965. Shortly before leaving office, Truman received a commendation from the Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers for his effective and forthright work in dealing with the immigration and nationality policy of the U.S. to "ease the hazards to the nobility and dignity of individuals and regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin." They recognized what few historians or biographers have acknowledged about Truman's immigration legacy: he was the first president to come to grips with the need to eliminate discrimination in immigration laws in twentieth-century America.


Truman and the Steel Seizure Case

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ISBN: 0822314177
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 390
Author: Maeva Marcus
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online Truman and the Steel Seizure Case in PDF and EPUB Government seizure of the nation's strikebound steel mills on 8 April 1952 stands as one of President Harry S Truman's most controversial actions, representing an unprecedented use of presidential power. On 8 June 1952 the United States Supreme Court invalidated Truman's order with its monumental decision in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer. The history and significance of this case constitute the subject of Maeva Marcus's meticulously researched, brilliantly analyzed, and authoritative study. From Truman's initial assertion of "inherent" executive power under the Constitution to the High Court's seven opinions, Marcus assesses the influence of the case on the doctrine of separation of powers and, specifically, the nature and practice of executive authority. First published in 1977 (Columbia University Press), and reissued here in paperback with a new foreword by Louis Fisher, this book remains the definitive account of the Steel Seizure incident and its political and legal ramifications.


Old Dogs

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ISBN: 9781416565963
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Number of pages: 144
Author: Gene Weingarten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Old Dogs in PDF and EPUB Featuring sixty black-and-white photographs of old dogs shot by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Michael S. Williamson and narrated by Washington Post staffer and columnist Gene Weingarten, this is a perfect collection for dog lovers that celebrates “man’s best friend.”


Drama High

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ISBN: 9781101632109
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Number of pages: 368
Author: Michael Sokolove
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Drama High in PDF and EPUB Friday Night Lights meets Glee—the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of Les Misérables? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows like Rent and Spring Awakening before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe’s students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders. Michael Sokolove, a Levittown native and former student of Volpe’s, chronicles the drama director’s last school years and follows a group of student actors as they work through riveting dramas both on and off the stage. This is a story of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater.


The Cambridge History of the Cold War

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ISBN: 9780521837194
Release Date: 2010-03-25
Number of pages: 643
Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge History of the Cold War in PDF and EPUB This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War in the first comprehensive historical reexamination of the period. A team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period.


The Untold History of the United States

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ISBN: 9781451613520
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Number of pages: 784
Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Untold History of the United States in PDF and EPUB A companion to the ten-part documentary series outlines provocative arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.


A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

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ISBN: 9781444344219
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Number of pages: 608
Author: Serge Ricard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt in PDF and EPUB A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies


Harry S Truman and the Cold War Revisionists

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ISBN: 0826265200
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Robert H. Ferrell
Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Download and read online Harry S Truman and the Cold War Revisionists in PDF and EPUB The idea of revising what is known of the past constitutes an essential procedure in historical scholarship, but revisionists are often hasty and argumentative in their judgments. Such, argues Robert H. Ferrell, has been the case with assessments of the presidency of Harry S. Truman, who was targeted by historians and political scientists in the 1960s and ’70s for numerous failings in both domestic and foreign policy, including launching the cold war—perceptions that persist to the present day. Widely acknowledged as today’s foremost Truman scholar, Ferrell turns the tables on the revisionists in this collection of classic essays. He goes below the surface appearances of history to examine how situations actually developed and how Truman performed sensibly—even courageously—in the face of unforeseen crises. While some revisionists see Truman as consumed by a blind hatred of the Soviet Union and adopting an unrestrainedly militant stance, Ferrell convincingly shows that Truman wished to get along with the Soviets and was often bewildered by their actions. He interprets policies such as the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and support for NATO as prudent responses to perceived threats and credits the Truman administration for the ways in which it dealt with unprecedented problems. What emerges most vividly from Ferrell’s essays is a sense of how weak a hand the United States held from 1945 to1950, with its conventional forces depleted by the return of veterans to civil pursuits after the war and with its capacity for delivery of nuclear weapons in a sorry state. He shows that Truman regarded the atomic bomb as a weapon of last resort, not an instrument of policy, and that he took America into a war in Korea for the good of the United States and its allies. Although Truman has been vindicated on many of these issues, there still remains a lingering controversy over the use of atomic weapons in Japan—a decision that Ferrell argues is understandable in light of what Truman faced at the start of his presidency. Ferrell argues that the revisionists who attacked Truman understood neither the times nor the man—one of the most clearheaded, farsighted presidents ever to occupy the Oval Office. Harry S. Truman and the Cold War Revisionists shows us that Truman’s was indeed a remarkable presidency, as it cautions historians against too quickly appraising the very recent past.