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Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953

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  • 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...

  • Trumanby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2003; Not Available

    "McCullough is a master storyteller whose considerable narrative skills have been put to exquisite use in re-creating the life and times of America's 33rd president." -- Robert Dallek, Los Angeles Times Book Review more...

  • American Gunfightby Stephen Hunter; John Bainbridge

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 15.99

    American Gunfight is the fast-paced, definitive, and breathtakingly suspenseful account of an extraordinary historical event -- the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in 1950 by two Puerto Rican Nationalists and the bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington, D.C., that saved the president's life. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner... more...

  • Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945?1960by William Inboden

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This book is about the religious dimensions of American leadership's fight against communism during the Cold War. more...

  • A Safe Havenby Ronald Radosh; Allis Radosh

    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...

  • Defending the West: The Truman-Churchill Correspondence, 1945-1960by Gregory Sand

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This work provides a documentary record of the correspondence, official and private, between Harry S Truman and Winston Churchill, from Truman's accession to the presidency in April 1945. Official communications between the two resumed during Churchill's second premiership (1951-1955) and more personal correspondence would continue into Churchill's... more...

  • The Truman Presidencyby Michael James Lacey

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 56.00

    Written by leading authorities in the fields of the contemporary social, political, and diplomatic history of the United States, the essays in this volume provide a wide-ranging overview of the intentions, achievements, and failures of the Truman administration. Divided into sections on domestic politics and issues, and foreign policy and national... more...

  • A New Kind of Warby Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 74.99

    America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became... more...

  • The First Cold Warriorby Elizabeth Edwards Spalding

    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...