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Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99

    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 the battlefield for... more...

  • Affection and Trustby Harry S. Truman; Dean Acheson; Ray 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...

  • American Gunfightby Stephen Hunter; John Bainbridge

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Harry S. Trumanby Daniel S. Margolies

    Wiley 2012; US$ 213.95 US$ 185.42

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Harry S. Trumanby Nicole L. Anslover

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Harry S Trumanby E. Ray Canterbery

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    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...

  • 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 streets... more...