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Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 46.00

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

  • American Gunfightby Stephen Hunter; John Bainbridge

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 8.99

    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 Liberal State on Trialby Jonathan Bell

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 69.99

    What was left, in both senses of the word, of liberalism after the death of Franklin Roosevelt? This question has aroused considerable historical debate because it raises the question of why the United States, during the Truman years, developed a much less state-centered orthodoxy than other comparable, powerful liberal states. What were the consequences... 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...

  • Trumanby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 13.99

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt,... more...

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 87.99

    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...

  • The Truman Presidencyby Michael James Lacey

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    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...