David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency integrated momentous occasions from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the chilly battle and the Korean conflict, informed through America’s loved and exclusive historian.

The lifetime of Harry S. Truman is among the maximum of yank tales, full of vibrant characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic occasions. during this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not just captures the man—a extra advanced, educated, and decided guy than ever ahead of imagined—but additionally the turbulent instances within which he rose, boldly, to satisfy exceptional demanding situations. The final president to function a residing hyperlink among the 19th and the 20th centuries, Truman’s tale spans the uncooked international of the Missouri frontier, international struggle I, the strong Pendergast desktop of Kansas urban, the mythical Whistle-Stop crusade of 1948, and the selections to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, ship troops to Korea, and fireplace common MacArthur. Drawing on newly came upon archival fabric and broad interviews with Truman’s circle of relatives, neighbors, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply relocating tale of the likely traditional “man from Missouri” who used to be probably the main brave president in our historical past.

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