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Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Nicole L. Anslover

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • The Noir Fortiesby Richard Lingeman

    Nation Books 2012; US$ 17.99

      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...

  • Citizen Soldierby Aida Donald

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 26.99

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