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Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953

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  • The President, the State and the Cold Warby James Bilsland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because these accounts restrict themselves to a single level... more...

  • Shadows Over the White Houseby Thomas A. Reppetto

    Enigma Books 2014; US$ 19.00

    The shocking story of the Mob's influence in American politics since the 1944 presidential election that endures to this day. more...

  • Harry Truman's Excellent Adventureby Matthew Algeo

    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...

  • Affection and Trustby Harry S. Truman; Dean Acheson; Ray Dr Geselbracht; David C. Acheson; David McCullough

    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...

  • The Cold War and Postwar America 1946-1963by Tim McNeese

    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...

  • Battleground 1948by Robert E Hartley

    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 that... more...

  • Harry S Trumanby E. Ray Canterbery

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    Harry S Truman is best remembered as the President who witnessed the swift arrival of the Cold War in the tumultuous years after World War Two. Little however has been written to show that he was also the populist President who set the political economic course for the United States to win it merely 40 years later. In this timely biography, E Ray Canterbery... more...

  • Truman and the Democratic Partyby Sean J. Savage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    What best defines a Democrat in the American political arena -- idealistic reformer or pragmatic politician? Harry Truman adopted both roles and in so doing defined the nature of his presidency. Truman and the Democratic Party is the first book to deal exclusively with the president's relationship with the Democratic party and his status as party... more...

  • Truman Defeats Deweyby Gary A. Donaldson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Fifty years ago Harry S. Truman pulled off the greatest upset in U.S. political history. With his party split on both the left and the right, and facing a formidable Republican opponent in New York governor Thomas E. Dewey, the Missourian was thought to have little chance of remaining in the White House. But politics in the postwar years were changing... more...

  • The Truman Years, 1945-1953by Mark S. Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    The Truman Years is a concise yet thorough examination of the critical postwar years in the United States. Byrnes argues that the major trends and themes of the American history have their origins during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. He synthesizes the recent Truman literature, and explains the links between domestic U.S. political and social... more...