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- Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.50
The election year of 1948 remains to this day one of the most astonishing in U.S. political history. During this first general election after World War II, Americans looked to their governments for change. As the battle for the nation’s highest office came to a head in Illinois, the state was embroiled in its own partisan showdowns—elections... more...
- Nation Books 2012; US$ 29.99
From one of our finest cultural historians, The Noir Forties is a vivid reexamination of America?s postwar period, that ?age of anxiety? characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset of the Red Scare, and a nascent resistance to the growing Cold War consensus. Richard Lingeman examines a brief but momentous and crowded time,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 195.00
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... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 30.00
In this riveting collection, published for the first time, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post?World War II period, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. Together they were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
"Discovering U.S. History" spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. This new chronological set can be read as a whole, providing readers with a comprehensive history, or as standalone v more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?[This] revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding. . .is told. . . with an elegance informed by thorough research." ? Wall Street Journal "Even knowing how the story ends, A Safe Haven had me sitting on the edge of my seat.? ?Cokie Roberts A dramatic, detailed account of the events leading up to the creation... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99
From Missouri to New York and back again, this recounting of an amazing journey chronicles the road trip of a former president and his wife and their amusing, failed attempts to keep a low profile. Diners, bellhops, and cabbies shouted out “Hiya, Harry!? whenever they recognized the former president, and, out for his daily constitutional on the... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00
From the moment he took the oath of office in April 1945, Harry Truman was required to make difficult decisions in an increasingly dangerous world. The results -- notably the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- were the building blocks of containment, a strategic approach usually associated with George... more...